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  Lymphomas
 
Lymphomas are malignant cancer cells that enter and infect the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system conect various organs together within the body. The lymphatic system also includes nodes which are found in the neck, armpits, and groin. This system of vessels conecting many of the body's organs carries a colorless fluid called lymph (lymph contains lymphocytes). The following is a list of organs conected by the lymphatic system.
  • spleen
  • thymus
  • parts of the tonsils
  • stomach
  • small intestines

Lymphomas are very similar to leukimia and in most cases are considered one and the same. The two major classifications of Lymphomas and leukimia are as follows:

  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Consider the following treatments of Lymphomas individually or in various combinations:

  • chemotherapy
  • radiation
  • surgery
  • bone marrow transplants
 
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