Lymphoma is a general term for cancer that starts in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. Lymph system consists of tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells (helps filter out bacteria and fight disease). Broadly, two types of lymphoma can develop in the lymphatic system:
• Hodgkin Lymphoma: occurs in about 20% of patients. More in children and young adults
• Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: occurs in about 80% of patients consist of various types of lymphoma more common in older individuals.
Lymphoma can occur in people of all age groups. However, becomes more common with age.