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Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system.

Prevalence of lymphoma:

According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, lymphomas account for about 5 percent of all cases of cancer in the United States, and Hodgkin's disease in particular accounts for less than 1 percent of all cases of cancer in the United States.

References:

  • Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. NIH Publication No. 99-1567
  • Information about detection, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Hodgkin's disease. NIH Publication No. 99-1555

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