Included among the functions performed by the lymph fluid and the vessels that transport it are: delivery of oxygen and nutrients to cells; collection of metabolic waste products; absorption of fat from the intestinal tract; and the removal of tissue debris, bacteria, viruses, and other infectious agents from the body. Decades ago, lymphoma in the chest cavity mediastinal lymphoma or spread throughout the lymphatic system multicentric lymphoma were the most common sites for a lymphoma diagnosis. These viruses are less frequently seen today, presumably due to testing and isolation of infected cats and the use of vaccines that protect against FeLV. Currently, says Dr. McEntee, feline lymphoma is most often seen in the gastrointestinal tract, and the disease there can be very different in terms of treatment and prognosis than when lymphoma is diagnosed elsewhere.
A Farewell Note to My Beloved Readers
Lymphoma is a group of blood malignancies that develop from lymphocytes a type of white blood cell. Many subtypes of lymphomas are known. Risk factors for Hodgkin lymphoma include infection with Epstein—Barr virus and a history of the disease in the family. Treatment may involve one or more of the following: chemotherapy , radiation therapy , proton therapy , targeted therapy , and surgery. Lymphoma may present with certain nonspecific symptoms; if the symptoms are persistent, an evaluation to determine their cause, including possible lymphoma, should be undertaken. Asymptomatic soft swelling, which may or may not be ulcerated, is primarily seen on the tonsils, buccal mucosa, palate, gums, salivary glands, tongue, floor of the mouth, and retromolar region. Lymphoma is definitively diagnosed by a lymph-node biopsy , meaning a partial or total excision of a lymph node examined under the microscope.
How Lymphoma Is Treated
So, the time has come. Here I am, three years after I sat down for the first time to write my inaugural column for Lymphoma News Today , writing my very last one. How time flies. How much has happened!
Last Updated: April 27, References. There are 18 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 72, times. Lymphoma is a group of blood cancers that develop in the lymphatic system. They are generally divided into 2 groups, Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, although the term non-Hodgkin lymphoma encapsulates a variety of lymphomas.