By Susan Trapuzzano, RN, CPC, CRC 

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer originating from the lymphatic system. Lymphomas are classified into two main categories, Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma affects the lymph nodes or extranodal lymphoid tissues, such as stomach, spleen, lung, bone and skin.  Most often, this disease originates in a lymph node and spreads to adjacent nodes or to extranodal tissue via the lymphatic system. The most common symptoms are often painless, enlarged lymph nodes (neck, armpits…

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