Lymphomas are cancers of the immune system, located in the lymph nodes. The majority of individuals treated with traditional radiation therapy – usually children and young adults – are cured.
Lymphomas in Children Often Aggressive
Intermediate and high risk lymphomas, which are quick to spread but typically respond well to treatment that is intensive, are more common in children
Lymph System Filters Fluid in Tissues
The lymph systems is a network of nodes and vessels that remove bacteria from lymph fluid and produce antibodies that actively fight disease.
Symptoms of childhood lymphoma may include:
Painless swelling of lymph nodes
Excessive night sweats
Loss of appetite
Unexplained weight loss
If one or more of these symptoms occur, see your doctor.