Burkitts lymphoma might start as swollen glands in the groin, neck or underneath the arm. It might also begin in the ovaries, brain, spinal fluid and testes. More often than not, the swollen glands are painless. However they can grow fast. Another characteristic of this disease is abdominal swelling. Patients may additionally experience loss of appetite, night sweats,weight loss and fever.
Even though Burkitts lymphoma is highly aggressive and often life threatening, it is one of the more curable types of lymphoma.
More than half of people with Burkitts lymphoma can be cured with aggressive chemotherapy. In the event the chemotherapy takes a toll on the immune system, a patient may need a stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Other treatment options for Burkitts lymphoma include Immunotherapy and Radioimmunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a process that helps to train the immune system to fight cancer. It is sometimes used along with another treatment like chemotherapy or radiation. During Immunotherapy, the immune system is stimulated through the use of biological response modifiers. The biological response modifiers can cause more immune system cells to attack tumors or cancer cells. They’re able to also change the way cancer cells grow and get them to behave like normal cells.
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