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Funds research into causes and cures. gov) This online resource has incidence and survival statistics for leukemia. 39 This page intentionally left blank 4 Lymphoma T here are two broad types of lymphoma, Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), both characterized by abnormal masses in the lymph system. While both leukemia and lymphoma are malignancies of the blood-forming tissues, they differ in that leukemia ﬁrst appears in the bone marrow and lymphoma in the body’s lymph system. NHL is a catch-all term used to describe several forms of lymphoma that are not Hodgkin disease.
Some T lymphocytes control the immune response by recognizing a foreign invader and ordering another group of lymphocytes, B cells, to create antibodies to attack the invader. Other T lymphocytes act directly on foreign cells (including those in transplanted organs). In leukemia, the immature white blood cells multiply so proliﬁcally that they ﬁll the bone marrow. Crowding out healthy cells, they eventually spill out into the circulating blood. The child with leukemia becomes listless, tired, and pale because the number of red cells in the bloodstream is reduced.
Some may have serious social or psychological disorders as a result of having had such a serious illness in childhood. Delayed physical development may occur. Long-term survivors will have to be followed throughout their lives to seek the answers to these questions and to care for any recurrence or late effects that surface. It is certainly a blessing that there are enough long-term survivors to warrant a special chapter in this edition. 15 16 | What We’re Up Against: The Diseases Who Treats Childhood Cancer?