What is The Lymphatic System of The Body?
Lymphoma is cancer or tumor that results from the uncontrolled and excessive division of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Because lymphocytes circulate throughout the body through the lymphatic system, lymphoma can develop anywhere in the body, including the brain and spinal cord. Lymphoma, or a tumor of white blood cells that develops in the brain, is called cerebral lymphoma.
What is Cerebral Lymphoma or Lymphoma of The Brain?
Lymphoma is cancer or tumor that originates from the uncontrolled and excessive division of lymphocytes (white blood cells). As lymphocytes circulate throughout the body through the lymphatic system, so lymphoma can develop anywhere in the body including the brain and spinal cord. A lymphoma or tumor of white blood cells that develop in the brain is called cerebral lymphoma.
Disease Etiology (Causes)
There is no well-known cause; however certain viruses such as HIV (Human immuno- deficiency virus) and Epstein Bar Virus are the risk factors for the development of cerebral lymphoma.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Morning Headache
- Repeated episodes of vomiting
- Unsteady or stumbling gait
- Double vision
- Frequent falls
- Involuntary eye movements
- Changes in behavior
The following diagnostic tests and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging tests such as X-Ray, CT-scan (computerized tomography), PET-scan (Positron emission tomography) help detect the site, size, and location of the tumor.
- Tumor biopsy and histopathological examination
In early stage, surgical removal of the brain tumor is the main treatment option. Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are the main treatment options for advanced cases of cerebral lymphoma.
What Support can we Give for Cerebral Lymphoma?
Cerebral Lymphoma is a rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Cerebral Lymphoma we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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