is a term for cancers that develop from cells of the lymphatic system,
which is part of the body's immune system. These cells, called
lymphocytes, are a subset of white blood cells responsible for immunity
and fighting infections. Lymphomas first start from errors that occur in
the DNA of lymphocytes in either the lymph nodes or other lymphoid
tissue. When one of these cells undergoes a transformation into a
malignant cell and begins to grow abnormally, lymphoma arises. Dr. James Gaharan,
a hematologist/oncologist on staff at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital,
discusses non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which develops from white blood cells
in other parts of the lymphatic system, including the bone marrow,
spleen, thymus and lymph nodes.
more information on lymphoma or to schedule an appointment with Dr.
Gaharan, call the Hematology/Oncology Clinic of Lake Charles at (337)
494-6888 or visit www.hematologyoncologycliniclc.com.