Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphoid tissue, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow, and other organs of the immune system.
While there are many subtypes of lymphomas, there are two main types:
- Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
The main difference between Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is in the specific lymphocyte each involves.
Experts at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center understand lymphoma and work as a team to design the best treatment plan. A typical team is made up of surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists, as well as social workers and nurses. Treatment plans may include:
- Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
- Immunotherapy (biological therapy) - works to boost, direct, or restore your body's natural defenses against disease
- Radiation therapy