Cancer Treatment Center in Los Angeles, CA
Fighting cancer is one of life’s most daunting tasks – but with a world-class treatment team by your side, there’s hope no matter what your diagnosis. At Pasadena CyberKnife, we’re proud to help patients throughout the greater Los Angeles area beat cancer through world-class treatment every single day. Our cancer center features some of the most advanced cancer-fighting technology on the market, and we’ll work with you to design a comprehensive treatment plan that helps fits into your lifestyle and helps you beat any type or stage of lymphoma.
Types of Lymphoma
Lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system, is a broad condition with dozens of specific subtypes. However, lymphoma is broadly categorized into two main types:
- Hodgkin Lymphoma: Hodgkin lymphoma is a rare condition characterized by the presence of Reed-Sternberg cells, a type of giant cancer cell.
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: The most common form of lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) encompasses more than 60 different conditions. Any lymphoma that doesn’t involve Reed-Sternberg cells is a form of NHL.
Stages of Lymphoma
Similar to many forms of cancer, both Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma are evaluated based on a four-stage system. However, because many cases of lymphomas don’t involve a primary tumor, the traditional TNM classification system isn’t used. Instead, lymphoma is staged using the following system:
- Stage I: Either the cancer affects a single lymph node region or has invaded one extralymphatic site (i.e. an organ or tissue outside the lymphatic system).
- Stage II: Either the cancer involves 1 organ and its regional lymph nodes, or the cancer has spread to 2 or more lymph nodes on the same side of the diaphragm.
- Stage III: The cancer has spread to lymph nodes on both sides of the diaphragm and may or may not involve extralymphatic sites.
- Stage IV: The cancer has spread beyond the lymph nodes and throughout the body. Lymphoma most commonly metastasizes to the liver, bone marrow, or the lungs.
Contact Your Pasadena Cancer Center
While lymphoma is a serious disease, it’s often treatable and may even be curable depending on the specifics of the condition. Contact Pasadena CyberKnife today to learn more about the treatments we offer for lymphoma and to schedule a consultation for your treatment. We’ll work with you to get you the world-class care you need, designing a comprehensive treatment plan that helps you beat lymphoma and reclaim a healthy, normal life.