Monday, 23 July 2012
World Lymphoma Awareness Day is on 15th September and in order to celebrate this event the Haematology team at the Royal Gwent Hospital are going to hold a Lymphoma information day.....
You can find more information about lymphoma from the Lymphoma Association Website (opens in new window)
Lymphomas are cancers of the lymphatic system, which forms part of the body’s immune system. There are many different types of lymphoma, although they are broadly categorised as Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The cause of lymphoma is unknown.
Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer diagnosed by clinicians in the UK and the most common blood cancer overall. It can occur at any age but is most common in people under 30 and over 55. The incidence of lymphoma is increasing year on year but it is not known why this is happening.
The most common symptom of lymphoma is a painless lump or swelling, often in the neck, armpit or groin. Other common symptoms include excessive sweating (especially at night), fevers, unexplained loss of weight, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, a cough or breathlessness and persistent itching.
We hope that with your help we can encourage a many people to attend as possible.
Source: Aneurin Bevan Health Board