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World Lymphoma Awareness Day

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Lymphoma has more than doubled over the last 20 years, and awareness needs to be raised.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day

According to Lymphoma Australia, incidence of lymphoma has more than doubled over the last 20 years with no known reason. It is more important than ever to raise awareness and increase support and understanding of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

What is lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, the system that regulates fluid levels, absorbs fats and defends the body against infection. There are two main categories of lymphoma: Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL) and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL).

What is the difference between Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?
The difference between Hodgkin Lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells in Hodgkin Lymphoma. Of all diagnosed lymphoma cases, 90% of them are Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and 10% Hodgkin Lymphoma.

What are common signs and symptoms?
Swollen lymph nodes
Fatigue
Unexplained weight loss
Night sweats
Itching

For more information go to lymphoma.org.au

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