What Is Lymphoma?

lymphatic system

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month—a great time for West Hills Hospital to increase awareness of lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymph system. The lymph system is part of the body’s immune system. It moves fluids from tissues and organs into the bloodstream, where white blood cells can find and eradicate bacteria and other harmful microorganisms.

Lymphoma develops when the body produces mutated white blood cells. These irregular white blood cells can overwhelm the immune system and contribute to any number of warning signs, including chest pain, chronic fatigue, and fever. After diagnosing lymphoma, cancer care specialists can administer several types of treatment such as radiation and chemotherapy to eliminate cancer cells from the body.

Would you like to learn more about lymphoma? Call West Hills Hospital in West Hills at (818) 676-4000. Our Consult-A-Nurse representatives are available to answer any questions you might have about this type of blood cancer.

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