The 10 Most Common Types of Cancer

3. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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The lymphatic system is integral to the healthy function of your immune system. Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma targets the lymphocyte producing lymph nodes. It grows within the node itself. This stunts your body’s ability to defend against foreign particles and bacteria. Within this classification there are over thirty different types cancer. Many are treatable although certain variants spread and have no response to current treatments. High risk individuals include those suffering from viral infections attacking the immune system. Older people are also known to be at a higher risk. In addition those living in countries at a higher level of development are at a larger risk as well. Approximately 70,000 individuals are known to develop Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma yearly.

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