Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

With so many forms of cancer, it is easy enough to occasionally get them confused. This includes both bone marrow and the spleen. It is not unusual for cancer to start in a lung, or even the colon, then spread to the lymph tissues, though they are not considered as actual forms of Lymphoma.

There are two primary types of Lymphoma, Hodgkins, and Non Hodgkins Lymphoma. They both respond to treatment differently. They also spread and cause different reactions from the body. Every cancer is a unique entity, producing different symptoms, side effects, and requiring screening for the proper course of treatment.

1Where did Hodgkins get its name?

Both Hodgkins and Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma got the name from the doctor who first discovered and provided a description of the cancer. His name was Dr. Thomas Hodgkin, a British physician born in August of 1798 and passing in April of 1866. His specialty was in pathology, and he is considered a pioneer in pathology studies. Dr. Hodgkins wrote his first account of this potentially devastating disease in 1832.

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