|The Lymphatic Organs|
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- Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin
- Persistent fatigue
- Night sweating
- Unexplained fever
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
Chemotherapy and External Radiation Therapy
- Extent of disease—the stage
- Location of the affected lymph node(s)
- Many other patient-related features that your doctor will discuss with you
- Bone marrow transplantation —Bone marrow is removed. Large doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy are then applied to kill the cancer cells. After treatment, the bone marrow is replaced via a vein. Transplanted bone marrow may be the patient's bone marrow that was treated to remove cancer cells or marrow from a healthy donor.
- Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation —Stem cells are very immature cells that produce blood cells. They are removed from circulating blood before chemotherapy or radiation treatment and then replaced after treatment.
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National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Lymphoma Foundation Canada http://www.lymphoma.ca
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