to raise awareness cancer Of the lymphatic system, World Lymphoma Awareness Day is observed annually around the world on 15 September and was started to raise public awareness of all lymphoma subtypes Symptom recognition, early diagnosis and treatment, The global initiative is hosted by the Lymphoma Coalition, where the day is dedicated to raising awareness of lymphoma, an increasingly common form of cancer.
Lymphoma is a form of cancer that develops in cells of the immune system that resist infection. These cells, known as lymphocytes, are present in the bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, and other organs and, in addition to various organs throughout the body, lymphoma can affect all those places.
In an interview with HT Lifestyle, Dr Parveen Jain, Senior Consultant and HOD Medical Oncology at Aakash Healthcare explained, “Lymphoma develops in lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. These cells aid in the body’s immune system and disease prevention. There are two main types of Hodgkin’s lymphoma (formerly called Hodgkin’s disease) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Explaining the symptoms and treatment options, he revealed, “The disease causes symptoms like fever, shortness of breath, unexplained weight loss, itchy skin and persistent fatigue. Depending on the type and severity of the disease, treatment options for lymphoma may include chemotherapy, immunotherapy drugs, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant, or a combination of these.
According to Dr Parveen Jain, “The best way to prevent lymphoma is to maintain a healthy weight, be physically active and adopt a healthy eating routine that includes lots of fruits while limiting or avoiding red and processed meats, sugary drinks. , vegetables and whole grains and highly processed foods.”