Lymphoma: What is It?
What is Lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a classification of cancer. Cancerous tumors are classified according to the type of cell the tumor originated from. Lymphoma develops from cells that originate in the bone marrow and mature into the various components of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system part of the larger circulatory system in the body and plays a large role in the immune system. Lymphomas can be diagnosed through the biopsy of a lymph node and subsequent examination of the cells using a microscope to determine the development of the tumor.
Various other tests may be necessary to examine the specific features of the lymphoma to confirm a more precise diagnosis. Lymphomas are a particularly concerning form of cancer because of its relationship to the lymphatic system.