Essay On Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Cancer and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Cancer, when someone is diagnosed or knows someone who is diagnosed a wide range of thoughts and emotions race through their mind. There are many different types of cancers that can afflict almost anywhere in the body. Still many ask what exactly is cancer and what makes it so dangerous. Cancer is in its most basic form is an uncontrolled growth of a collection of cells. These cells due to the uncontrolled growth become dysfunctional and cause a myriad of problems inside the body. There is no one definitive cause as to why these cells begin to divide uncontrollably or just are unable to kill themselves when they become dysfunctional, but there are many things that are considered carcinogens or a substance or situation which may lead to or be the cause of cancer. Carcinogens are anything that enters your body and can cause a change to the starting and stopping process of cellular division. Common examples of carcinogens are Formaldehyde, Asbestos, tobacco smoke, and even UV rays. These carcinogens can lead to many forms of cancer but the most common being lung cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer in men, and breast cancer in women. A cancer that is very common but many people do not fully understand or know about is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) or Non-…show more content…
These lymphocytes or the white blood cells are the main part of the lymphatic system that is affected. These lymphocytes more specifically the b type, or T-cells, lymphocytes begin to fail and are no longer able to fight the typical infections that occur in the body. In more severe cases Burkitt’s tumors can occur which causes severe infections to occur on any exposed part of the body due to the infected T-Cells being unable to hone in on any infections due to their being immature thanks to the rapid

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