Cancer of the lymphatic system is an oncological disease in which lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) begin to degenerate. Tumor nodes develop in the lymph nodes, which leads to the degeneration of immune cells to cancer. Instead of protective actions, altered cells harm the tissues of the body. The function of the immune system is impaired. The main difference between cancer and other forms of cancer is that lymphomas (the formation of lymphoid tissue) are actively spreading through the internal organs and systems of a person.
Cancer of the lymphatic system: symptoms, how many live, stages, treatment and diagnosis
The disease can appear as a primary formation, or arise as a result of metastasis of neighboring organs. Malignant development is observed in the armpit and groin area, affecting one node or several at once. They are divided into two types: Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.