Lymphoma

Lymphoma is cancer that begins in cells of the lymph system. The lymph system is part of the immune system, which helps the body fight infection and disease. Because lymph tissue is found all through the body, lymphoma can begin almost anywhere.

The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). These can occur in both children and adults.

Most people with Hodgkin lymphoma have the classic type. With this type, there are large, abnormal lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) in the lymph nodes called Reed-Sternberg cells. Hodgkin lymphoma can usually be cured.

There are many different types of NHL that form from different types of white blood cells (B-cells, T-cells, NK cells). Most types of NHL form from B-cells. NHL may be indolent (slow-growing) or aggressive (fast-growing). The most common types of NHL in adults are diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is usually aggressive, and follicular lymphoma, which is usually indolent.

Mycosis fungoides and the Sézary syndrome are types of NHL that start in white blood cells in the skin. Primary central nervous system lymphoma is a rare type of NHL that starts in white blood cells in the brain, spinal cord, or eye.

At Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) lymphoma is treated by a team of specialists, including hematologic oncologists (doctors who specialize in cancers of the blood), medical oncologists, nurses, dietitians, social workers, and other professionals. Learn more about our Lymphoma Cancer Program and Hematology Cancer Program.

Types of Lymphoma
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Types of Lymphoma

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma: A cancer of the immune system that is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. The two major types of Hodgkin lymphoma are classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: There are many different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These types can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and they can be formed from either B-cells or T-cells. B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include Burkitt lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma.
  • Learn about other types of lymphoma from the National Cancer Institute.

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Education and Support

When you or someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, concerns about treatments and side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills are common. You may also worry about caring for your family, work, or normal daily life.

There are several places you can go for support:

  • Your health care team can answer your questions and talk to you about your concerns. They can help you with any side effects and keep you informed of all your treatments, test results, and future doctor visits.
  • The G. Mitchell Morris Cancer Learning Center has hundreds of free brochures and more than 3,000 books, DVDs, and CDs available for checkout. You can browse the library, perform Internet research, or talk with a cancer information specialist.
  • Our Patient and Family Support Services offer emotional support and resources for coping with cancer and its impact on daily life to HCI patients and their families.
  • The Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center offers many programs to increase the quality of life and well-being of HCI patients and their families.

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Adapted from the National Cancer Institute's Physician Data Query (PDQ®) Cancer Information Summaries
This page last updated March 2016

Cáncer que empieza en las células del sistema inmunitario. Hay dos categorías básicas de linfomas. Una categoría es el linfoma de Hodgkin, que se caracteriza por la presencia de un tipo de célula llamada célula de Reed-Sternberg. La otra categoría es la de los linfomas no Hodgkin, que incluye un grupo grande y diverso de cánceres de las células del sistema inmunitario. Los linfomas no Hodgkin pueden dividirse aún más en cánceres que tienen una evolución o curso indolente (de crecimiento lento) y aquellos que tienen una evolución dinámica (de crecimiento rápido). Estos subtipos se comportan y responden al tratamiento de distinto modo. Tanto los linfomas de Hodgkin como los no Hodgkin se pueden presentar en niños y adultos, y el pronóstico y tratamiento dependen del estadio y el tipo de cáncer.

Tipos de Linfoma
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Tipos de Linfoma

  • Linfoma de Hodgkin: Cáncer del sistema inmunitario que se caracteriza por la presencia de un tipo de célula llamada célula de Reed Sternberg. Entre los dos tipos principales de enfermedad de Hodgkin están el linfoma de Hodgkin clásico y el linfoma de Hodgkin ganglionar con predominio de linfocitos. Entre los síntomas tenemos el agrandamiento sin dolor de los ganglios linfáticos, el bazo u otro tejido inmunitario. Otros síntomas son fiebre, pérdida de peso, fatiga, o sudores nocturnos. También se llama enfermedad de Hodgkin.
  • Linfoma no Hodgkin: Un grupo grande de cánceres de linfocitos (glóbulos blancos). Los linfomas no Hodgkin se pueden presentar a cualquier edad y a menudo se caracterizan por ganglios linfáticos más grandes de lo normal, fiebre y pérdida de peso. Hay muchos tipos diferentes de linfomas no Hodgkin. Estos tipos se pueden dividir en dinámicos (de crecimiento rápido) e indolentes (de crecimiento lento) y pueden estar formados por células B o células T. Los linfomas no Hodgkin de células B incluyen el linfoma de Burkitt, la leucemia linfocítica crónica o el linfoma linfocítico pequeño (LLC o LLP), el linfoma difuso de células B grandes, el linfoma folicular, el linfoma inmunoblástico de células grandes, el linfoma linfoblástico de células B precursoras y el linfoma de células de manto. Los linfomas no Hodgkin de células T incluyen la micosis fungoide, el linfoma anaplásico de células grandes y el linfoma linfoblástico de células T precursoras. Los linfomas que se presentan después de un trasplante de médula ósea o un trasplante de células madre son habitualmente linfomas no Hodgkin de células B. El pronóstico y el tratamiento dependen del estadio y el tipo de la enfermedad. También se llama LNH.

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El Centro de Información del Cáncer es su lugar adecuado para obtener información gratuita sobre el cáncer. Estamos ubicados en el sexto piso del Hospital del Cáncer Huntsman.

El Centro de Información del Cáncer ofrece tres formas de obtener información sobre el cáncer:

  • Llame sin costo a 1-888-424-2100 – oprima “2” para Español
  • Visite nuestra biblioteca en el sexto piso del Hospital del Cáncer Huntsman
  • Envíe un correo electrónico a cancerinfo@hci.utah.edu

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Djordje Atanackovic, M.D.

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Cancer Immunotherapy, Hematology/BMT, Myeloma, Plasma Cell Leukemia, Plasmacytoma, Tumor Immunology

Kristin E. Barber, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2050

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Nurse Practitioner

Michael W. Boyer, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626
Primary Children's Hospital (801) 662-4700

Specialties: Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Hematology/BMT, Pediatric Hematology & Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant

Laura J. Cannon, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 213-4266

Specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Hematology/BMT

Daniel R. Couriel, M.D., M.S.

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Michael W. Deininger, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-6906
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4630

Specialties: Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Leukemia, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

David K. Gaffney, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
Farmington Health Center (801) 213-6355
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 581-2396
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4320

Specialties: Breast Cancer, Gynecologic Oncology, Lymphomas, Radiation Oncology

Samantha L. Gaffney, PA-C

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 581-2436

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

Martha J. Glenn, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0100
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-6906

Specialties: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Hematology/BMT, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukemia, Lymphomas, Lymphoproliferative Diseases, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Oncology

Ahmad Halwani, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Medical Oncology

Tibor Kovacsovics, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Amyloidosis, Hematology/BMT

Amanda A. Langemo, M.P.A.S.

Locations
Farmington Health Center (801) 213-6355
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 581-2396
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4320

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

Catherine J. Lee, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Katherine N. Long, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 581-8706

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Nurse Practitioner

Brenda S. Mueggenborg, APRN

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University Hospital (801) 585-3229

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Nurse Practitioner

J. Dane Osborn, M.D.

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Charles J. Parker, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-3229
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 584-1272

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Hemochromatosis, Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria, Porphyria

Shiven B. Patel, M.D., M.B.A.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 213-4266
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 582-1565

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Lung Cancer, Medical Oncology

Charli D. Peters, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2050

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Josef T. Prchal, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0236
Veterans Administration Medical Center (801) 582-1565

Specialties: Anemia, Hematology/BMT, Myeloproliferative Disorders, Oncology, Thrombocythemia

Sabarinath V. Radhakrishnan, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Vedran Radojcic, M.D.

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Hollis A. Ricker, PA-C

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

George M. Rodgers, III, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Benign Hematology, Coagulation, Hematology/BMT, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

Douglas W. Sborov, M.D., M.S.

Locations
Farmington Health Center (801) 213-3200
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Andrea M. Schindler, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-6906

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Nurse Practitioner

Paul J. Shami, M.D.

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0100

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Leukemia, Myelodysplasia, Oncology

Samuel K. Shewan, PA-C

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

Mary Steinbach, DNP, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 587-4474

Specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Hematology/BMT

Deborah M. Stephens, D.O.

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

John Sweetenham, M.D., FACP, FRCP

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-6906

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Lymphomas

Srinivas K. Tantravahi, M.B.B.S., MRCP(UK)

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Tsewang Tashi, M.D.

Locations
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4518
VA - Building #14 (801) 582-1565

Specialties: Acute Leukemia, Benign Hematology, Hematology/BMT, Lymphoproliferative Diseases, Medical Oncology, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Natalie Swierkosz Turner, APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-2626

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

Jonathan D. Tward, M.D., Ph.D.

Locations
Farmington Health Center (801) 213-6355
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 581-2396
South Jordan Health Center (801) 213-4320

Specialties: Bladder Cancer, Brachytherapy, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Genitourinary Cancers, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Lymphomas, Penile Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Robotic Prostatectomy, Seed Implants, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), Urologic Oncology

Renee A. Vadeboncoeur, M.S.N., APRN

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0100

Specialties: Family Nurse Practitioner, Hematology/BMT

Brenton G. Waters, PA-C

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

Janet P. Weidner, PA-C

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 585-0100

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

Seth Youkstetter, PA-C

Locations
Huntsman Cancer Hospital (801) 581-2436

Specialties: Hematology/BMT, Physician Assistant

Axel R. Zander, M.D., FACP

Specialties: Hematology/BMT

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Did You Know?

  • Non-Hodkin lymphoma is more common than Hodgkin lymphoma. It is estimated that in 2014, more than 70,000 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma will be diagnosed, while just over 9,000 new cases of Hodgkin lymphoma will be diagnosed.
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) collaborates with specialists at Primary Children's Hospital to treat children with lymphoma. This facility is recognized as one of the top children's hospitals in the United States and is located on the same medical campus as HCI, allowing our specialists to work together in the treatment and management of childhood cancers.
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