Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.

What Causes Lymphoma?

Thursday, 05 Dec 2013 03:34 PM

By Peter Hibberd, M.D.

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Question: What is the cause of lymphoma?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Lymphoma is a disorder of your lymphocyte immune cells (either T cells or B cells or combination) where a massive proliferation of uncontrolled unregulated blood cell production occurs. This is often recognized initially as a mass or enlarging lymph node, but sometimes will not be recognized until weakness or weight loss occurs. Sometimes other physical symptoms emerge when  deep tissues are involved.
 
The body is flooded with immature and often only partially functioning cell lines that infiltrate and displace our other organs and tissues. Lymphomas account for almost 6 out of 10 of all blood cancers.
 
These blood cell cancers cause unregulated production and infiltration into vital areas of bone marrow, the spleen, lung, liver, and brain, effectively "plugging up" their normal function, and inducing massive multi-organ failure, if left untreated.
 
Some lymphomas are more aggressive than others. We have very effective combination treatments (usually chemotherapy and selective radiation treatments) for adults and children, with very high cure rates for these formerly devastating immune system malignancies.

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