Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system. This system drains excess fluid from the tissue. It also helps protect against infections. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a general name that applies to many types of lymphomas, which are based on:
- The type of cell that is involved
- The patterns of growth
In general, there are two main groups:
- Slow growing lymphomas
- Aggressive lymphomas
These cancers are different from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This is another type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system.
The Lymphatic System
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Last reviewedMarch 2013by Michael Woods, MD
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