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The lymphatic system.
Diagnosis

How Do Your Lymph Nodes Protect You from Cancer?

And what happens when they don’t? The lymphatic system is a vital part of your immune system. It’s represented by an extensive network of vessels that shuttle a clear liquid called “lymph” throughout the body. This network has 500 to 700 “lymph nodes...

Doctor writing data on a chart.
Advanced Stages

What Should You Know About Clinical Trials If You Have Lymphoma?

There are four phases of clinical trials. Learn about each phrase — and your potential to take part — in this article.

Anne Pirrera
Five Questions

Living With Two Different Cancers

Anne Pirrera’s throat cancer had returned when she learned she had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Read her story about living with two cancer types.

Stem cells
Treatment

What Should You Know About Stem Cell Treatment and Lymphoma?

These transplants can be an important part of treatment for some patients, but they’re not appropriate for everyone who has lymphoma.

Josh doing his beloved activity, surfing.
Five Questions

'Cancer Saved My Life': Survivorship After NHL

Josh Feldman recommends cancer patients take charge of their health and seek second opinions where necessary. His non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma was diagnosed after visiting three doctors.

Doctor talking to patient.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Top Oncologist Talks Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

To understand how advanced NHL operates, we asked David Fisher, M.D., an oncologist specializing in NHL diagnosis and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, for his insights.

Man tries to stop procrastinating.
Living With

Five Tips to Help You Beat Procrastination

When you live with ADD or ADHD it can seem like everyone else is on top of their work and family life, goals, and dreams — especially on social media. But everyone battles procrastination. Here’s how you can win.

Tacks on toilet seat, hemorrhoid concept.
Lifestyle

5 Simple Ways to Prevent Hemorrhoids

Everyone has hemorrhoids — they’re actually a normal part of your anatomy. It’s when they become inflamed or irritated that you start to have the symptoms that become problematic.

Senior mother and daughter talking on the couch.
Acupuncture

Why Family Health Mental History Matters

When learning about risk of cancer and other diseases, it’s helpful to gather a family history of mental challenges like alcoholism and depression.

Heather Huus with husband, Sean, and daughter, Paige.
Family Health History

Why This Young Mom Had Her Stomach Removed

Heather Huus got preventative total gastrectomy when she learned her risk of hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, an aggressive type of stomach cancer.