Lymphoma is any of a group of blood cell tumors that develop from lymphatic cells. The name often refers to just the cancerous ones rather than all such tumors.
Lymphoma may present with certain nonspecific symptoms; if the symptoms are persistent, an evaluation to determine their cause, including possible lymphoma, should be undertaken.
• Lymphadenopathy or swelling of lymph nodes, is the primary presentation in lymphoma.
• B symptoms (systemic symptoms) – can be associated with both Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. They consist of:
• Night sweats
• Weight loss
Other symptoms :
• Loss of appetite or anorexia
• Respiratory distress or dyspnea
• lymph node biopsy
Lymphoma is definitively diagnosed by a lymph node biopsy, meaning a partial or total excision of a lymph node examined under the microscope.
After lymphoma is diagnosed, a variety of tests may be carried out to look for specific features characteristic of different types of lymphoma. These include:
• Flow cytometry
• Fluorescence in situ hybridization testing
Consult at Aadil Hospital for counseling and treatment.