Understanding Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the immune system. It causes infection-fighting cells called lymphocytes to become overgrown and out of control. There are two types of lymphoma: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: This type is the most common type that is diagnosed. Hodgkin's Lymphoma: This type of cancer differs because it effects different types of lymphocytes. It also more commonly originates in the upper body, rather than random lymph nodes throughout the body.