World Lymphoma Awareness Day raises awareness of cancers of the lymphatic system.
What is lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer, a cancer of the lymphocytes (the white blood cells that help to fight infection).
Lymphocytes are found in a liquid called lymph which travels throughout our body in the lymphatic system (a series of tubes, nodes and organs such as the spleen and thymus that are part of our immune system). There are two main categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL).
Source: lymphoma.org.au (2021).
Some symptoms may include bit are not limited to:
- Swollen lymph nodes;
- Unexplained weight loss;
- Night sweats;
- Unexplained persistent fevers;
- Difficulty getting over infections;
- Itchy body;
It is always advised to seek medical advice from your GP if you experience anything abnormal with your body.
Diagnosis is through various tests when you consult with your GP.
Fundraising is one of the ways that you can help make a significant difference in the lives of children and adults living with Lymphoma. Donations will help raise awareness, provide support for those living with lymphoma and search for a cure. To donate, click here – https://www.lymphoma.org.au/donate/