Cancer of the immune system divides into two main types: Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL) and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) that refers to all other types of lymphomas.
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or Hodgkin’s disease, is a cancer of lymph glands that originates from white blood cells. It is most often found in young adults. Patients with Hodgkin's lymphoma may present the following symptoms: painless enlargement of the lymph nodes and spleen, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, red-colored patches of the skin, itchy skin, unexplained fever, steady fatigue.
Causes of lymphoma are uncertain. Lymphoma is always caused by DNA mutations but science has no real answer to the inquiry of what causes these mutations. However health problems with lymphoma occur when foreign substances, carried off through lymphatic vessels and temporarily stored in lymphatic nodes, affect the clogging of the nodes. The spleen, tonsils, appendix, and other lymphatic nodes may become clogged because of too much waste material being conducted through them.
Some of the natural solutions may be effective to prevent and cure HL that is medically treated only by radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Vegetable and juices should be consumed in order to detoxify the bodily system and help clean the bowels. Light exercise, such as stretching, will help the muscles move the lymphatic waste. Other pleasant routines that may help to detoxify and revitalize the body include steam baths, salt glows, hot and cold showers, cup of vinegar in a bathtub. But, the most important is to conduct a serious lifestyle of moderations, quit eating refined and junk foods, smoking and alcohol.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL)
Other types of lymphoma may be described as cancers of the lymph nodes. The occur when a type of white blood cell becomes abnormal and divides again and again making even more abnormal cells. This results in reduced levels of normal white cells and the body’s lack of ability to fight infection and disease. On top of this, cancer thus spreads more rapidly. NHL is the fifth most common cancer in the United States.
Symptom of NHL include painless enlargement of lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss and constant fatigue. Other symptoms vary from the location of the cancer
- In stomach: vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain or enlargement.
- In the chest: short breath and coughing.
- In the brain: vision change, headaches, and seizures.
- In the bone marrow: anemia.
- In the thymus: short breath or feeling of suffocation, coughing.