Adult Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
- Slow growing lymphomas, also known as indolent lymphomas
- Aggressive lymphomas
- Highly aggressive lymphomas
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- Sex: male
- Age: 60 to 70 years old
- Frequent and accumulating exposure to certain types of chemicals, such as herbicides, pesticides, benzene, and chlorinated organic solvents
- Infections involving the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS and Epstein-Barr virus
- History of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or immunosupressive therapy
- Chromosomal translocations, which occur when DNA breaks off one chromosome and becomes attached to another
- A parent who has had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, especially if they had it at an early age
- Celiac disease—gluten enteropathy or gluten intolerance
- Chronic infections, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren's syndrome
- Painless swelling of the neck, underarm, groin, or any other lymph node-bearing regions of the body
- Unexplained fever
- Profuse sweating
- Constant fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Itchy skin, especially on the legs and feet
- Red patches on the skin
- Chest pain or shortness of breath
- Excisional or incisional biopsy
- Fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy
- Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
- Spinal tap
- Flow cytometry
- Cytogenetics and/or molecular genetic studies
- Blood tests
External Radiation Therapy
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Peripheral Stem Cell Transplantation
American Cancer Society http://www.cancer.org
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society http://www.lls.org
National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Lymphoma Foundation Canada http://www.lymphoma.ca
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