Upon reflection, Nora is so grateful and glad that she could help her Dad when he suffered from Lymphoma cancer one year ago. Before we look at what she did to help her Dad, we try to understand what is Lympoma cancer.
The following information on Lymphoma is gathered from WebMD, and can be useful reference information.
What Is Lymphoma?
Lymphoma is cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. These cells are in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body. When you have lymphoma, lymphocytes change and grow out of control.
There are two main types of lymphoma:
• Non-Hodgkin: Most people with lymphoma have this type.
Non-Hodgkin and Hodgkin lymphoma involve different types of lymphocyte cells. Every type of lymphoma grows at a different rate and responds differently to treatment.
Lymphoma is very treatable, and the outlook can vary depending on the type of lymphoma and its stage. Your doctor can help you find the right treatment for your type and stage of the illness.
Lymphoma is different from leukemia. Each of these cancers starts in a different type of cell.
• Lymphoma starts in infection-fighting lymphocytes.
• Leukemia starts in blood-forming cells inside bone marrow.
What causes lymphoma?
Scientists don’t know what causes lymphoma in most cases.
You might be more at risk if you:
• Are in your 60s or older for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
• Are between 15 and 40 or older than 55 for Hodgkin lymphoma
• Are male, although certain subtypes may be more common in females
• Have a weak immune system from HIV/AIDS, an organ transplant, or because you were born with an immune disease
• Have an immune system disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, Sjögren’s syndrome, lupus, or celiac disease
• Have been infected with a virus such as Epstein-Barr, hepatitis C, or human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (HTLV-1)
• Have a close relative who had lymphoma
• Were exposed to benzene or chemicals that kill bugs and weeds
• Were treated for Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the past
• Were treated for cancer with radiation
Warning signs of Lymphoma include:
• Swollen glands (lymph nodes), often in the neck, armpit, or groin that are painless
• Shortness of breath
• Night sweats
• Weight loss
Many of these symptoms can also be warning signs of other illnesses. Visit the doctor to find out for sure if you have lymphoma.
Sharing from daughter of former Lymphoma cancer patient:
At the night of 19 Oct 2017 my dad fell in the toilet and couldn’t move. We brought him to Tan Tock Seng Hospital, he was immediately admitted for further investigation. The following day we met up with the team of doctors, who told us he had a Lymphoma cancer. Doctors suggested going through chemotherapy to see whether he could go through the 1st cycle due to his age. He was 74 years old.
I feel that I’m so blessed to meet my “introducer” who has been giving me advice on what I should give my dad to wear in order to boost his immune system as he undergoes chemotherapy. My dad started to wear Nefful Negative Ion clothing at the beginning of his admission to hospital on 19 Oct 2017. I believe the blankets and clothing helped to eliminate the side effects of the chemo and helped him improved his immunity. The large tumor in the left frontal lobe in the recent CT scan showed that the size of the tumor became remarkably smaller. My Dad could finally be discharged from hospital after 3 months. The doctors themselves were amazed because of the speedy recovery. We were so happy that my dad could be discharged without any side effects. Thanks to Nefful for producing such wonderful products that enable me to help my loved one to prevent side effect when he was going through chemotherapy and recover faster.