Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system, also called the lymphatic system. Lymphoma may develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood or other organs.
Patients can be diagnosed with one of two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).
HL most often spreads through the lymphatic vessels to nearby lymph nodes and is one of the most curable forms of cancer. It is not as common as non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
In NHL, white blood cells called T cells or B cells become abnormal. There are more than 61 types of NHL.
The Hematology/Oncology program at Sentara offers a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of lymphoma as well as leukemia and other blood disorders. The team meets biweekly at cancer conferences to collaborate among medical oncologists, radiologists, pathologists and other members of the team.
Read more about lymphoma on the Lymphoma Research Foundation website