Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer that originates in your lymphatic system which is the disease-fighting network throughout your body. This network includes the lymphatic vessels, tonsils, adenoids, spleen, thymus and bone marrow. In non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes which is a type of white blood cell.The cause is unknown; it may be triggered by infection or a compromised immune system. It may be linked to gene mutations.
Typical Symptoms for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
* Night sweats
* Swollen glands
* Weight loss that can’t be explained
* Extreme Fatigue
* Stomach or back pain
Role of Radiation Treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
The role of radiation therapy for the treatment of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) depends on the type and stage of disease, and the health status of the patient. Typically, external beam radiation is used.