Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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According to the American Cancer Society, “non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in the United States.” It affects roughly 77,000 people each year, and of that number, nearly 20,000 die as a result of complications related to the disease. While non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is most commonly found in adults, it has been known to occur in children as well. For individuals diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, there is a typical five-year survival rate of 70%, meaning that there is a 70% chance of living five years following a positive diagnosis.

There is nothing more terrifying than a positive cancer diagnosis. When the worst happens, we look for individuals who can support and guide us. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., we believe in placing the needs of our clients first. Your satisfaction is our top priority. If you, or a loved one, were diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in the Buffalo, New York area, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. now at 716-839-3939 or contact us online for your free consultation.

What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is cancer rooted in the lymphatic system. A complicated network of organs, the lymphatic system is responsible for fighting disease in the body through the removal of toxins. As cancer spreads through the body via the lymphatic system, tumors develop in the white blood cells. As with most cancers, the causes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are largely unknown. At a basic level, when the immune system is weakened, an overabundance of white blood cells is produced by the body. As the lymph nodes are packed with too many white blood cells they begin to swell, and the lymphatic system turns into a traffic jam. Unable to function properly, the lymphatic system becomes susceptible to cancer cells. On a cellular level, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma originates in one of two cells:

  1. B Cells: A type of white blood cell, B cells are responsible for producing antibodies that attack any alien cells that appear in the body. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma most commonly begins in the B cells of the body; and
  2. T Cells: Another type of white blood cell, the T cell is more aggressive than B cells and will kill alien cells outright.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has spent the past twenty years working as a personal injury attorney, tackling countless personal injury cases across the Western New York area. Today, he and his team are more than prepared to represent you and your loved ones. Our priority is to ensure that you receive just compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 716-839-3939 or visit us online for your free consultation. You will never be charged until we achieve a win for you!

Diagnosing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Woman Touching Neck

Because Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma originates in the lymphatic system, it can potentially spread to any part of the body. The lymph nodes, tonsils, adenoids, and even bone marrow can become infected with tumors. It is uncommon, but not impossible, for the cancer to spread to organs beyond the lymphatic system. The symptoms associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can include swollen lymph nodes in the neck, groin, or armpit area; pain or swelling in the abdomen; pain in the chest; fever; sudden unexpected weight loss; and fatigue. If these or any worrisome symptoms persist, immediately make an appointment to see your doctor. The faster cancer can be diagnosed, the greater the odds are that it can be beaten.

Determined and disciplined, Jed Dietrich, Esq. believes that in a personal injury claim the client’s needs should come first. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. our lawyers are highly educated and experienced, and your best resource when it comes to determining the steps to take in your personal injury case. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week at 716-839-3939 or by contacting us online, and we are always ready to assist you in the best possible way.

Risk Factors and Treatment Lymphoma Test

As of now, it is uncertain whether there are certain risk factors that increase the likelihood of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma developing in the body. Factors such as age, gender, ethnicity, and even geographic location can make an individual more or less susceptible to cancer. The use of immunosuppressants, which suppress the function of the body’s immune system, can increase the likelihood that an individual will develop cancer in the lymphatic system. Patients who have recently undergone an organ transplant, who have HIV, or who were born with an autoimmune disease such as celiac disease or rheumatoid arthritis are more susceptible. In some instances, exposure to chemicals such as pesticides, insecticides, or chemotherapy drugs has led to an increased risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. While research continues into the relationship between pesticides and insecticides and cancer, they remain a potential risk factor.

Every cancer case requires its own unique combination of treatments. What those treatments are depend entirely on the age and condition of the patient, as well as the severity of the cancer and the position of the tumors. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can be treated using any of the following methods: chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, targeted therapy drugs, or surgery. For more information on treatment methods for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, refer to the American Cancer Society’s website.



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