What is Malignant Lymphoma of the Brain?Malignant brain lymphoma is a type of cancer that arises from the lymphatic cells in the brain. The lymphatic system is a system made up of lymphatic vessels and lymph nodes that run throughout the body. A clear fluid called lymph passes through these vessels. The function of the lymphatic system is to remove excess fluid from body tissues, absorb fatty acids, and produce immune cells.
Disease CausesThere is no well-known cause, however, certain hereditary and genetic mutations are considered responsible for the development of malignant lymphoma of the brain.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Constant headache
- Blurred vision or vision loss
- Constant changes in moods or changes in personality
- Difficulty in maintaining body balance
- Difficulty in walking
DiagnosisThe 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 to detect the site, size, and location of the tumour.
- Tumour biopsy and histopathological examination
TreatmentThe common treatment options are chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy and radiation therapy.
What Support can we Give for Malignant Lymphoma of the Brain?Malignant Lymphoma of the Brain is 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 Malignant Lymphoma of the Brain, 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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