Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that begins in cells of the lymphatic system— a network of tissues and organs that rid the body of toxins and waste. In addition, the lymphatic system transports infection-fighting white blood cells through the body.
In this section, we will cover the signs and symptoms, as well as the risk factors associated with lymphoma. You can also request a consultation with one of the blood cancer specialists at Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers (RMCC) to ask questions about your individual situation.
While some people with lymphoma will experience obvious signs of the disease, others won’t notice any changes at all. However, the more you can recognize the symptoms of lymphoma, the better you can improve your chances of receiving a timely diagnosis and prompt treatment.
Keep in mind that these symptoms do not necessarily mean that cancer is present. Regardless, if you notice one or more of these signs or symptoms, or anything unusual, it is important to see your doctor immediately so the cause can be found and treated, if needed.
Often times, people diagnosed with lymphoma don’t have any obvious risk factors. And many people who have risk factors for the disease never develop it. Factors that can increase the risk of lymphoma include:
If you have been diagnosed with lymphoma, know that Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers is committed to helping you battle the disease by providing you access to advanced, holistic care in a community-based setting. Together, we will develop a personalized treatment plan that will cover all your needs.