Cancer Treatment Experts in Phoenix, AZ

Palo Verde Cancer Specialists is proud to provide world-class radiation therapy and other cancer treatment services to patients throughout Glendale, Scottsdale, and the greater Phoenix, AZ area. Our treatment team of doctors, radiation oncologists, and cancer-fighting experts works with each patient individually, designing a personalized treatment plan to eliminate cancer as comfortably and conveniently as possible. We firmly believe that no matter what you’re facing, there’s always hope, and we bring that attitude to fighting any form of cancer – including lymphoma.

About Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer affecting white blood cells, also called lymphocytes, which function as a part of the body’s immune system. When infected with lymphoma, lymphocytes behave abnormally: they may divide faster than healthy cells, live longer than normal, or cause a variety of other problems.

While lymphoma chiefly affects the white blood cells themselves, it may develop in any part of the body that participates in the immune system or the creation or regulation of white blood cells. This means lymphoma can form in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, the blood itself, or a number of other organs.

Lymphoma generally comes in two forms:

  • Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL): Hodgkin lymphoma is the less common of the two, encompassing six sub-types that affect the Reed-Sternberg cells (a giant cancerous cell that forms in people with this condition).
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL): This refers to any form of lymphoma that doesn’t affect Reed-Sternberg cells. There are over 61 subtypes of NHL.

Symptoms of Lymphoma

Because lymphoma usually affects the blood itself instead of a specific organ, it’s often more difficult to diagnose than other cancers because symptoms are more generalized. Commonly, people come to the doctor because they display cold or flu-like symptoms that don’t go away. Other symptoms of lymphoma include:

  • Chronically swollen lymph nodes which may or may not produce pain
  • Persistent fever
  • Sudden, unexplained weight loss
  • Chills
  • Sweating, usually at night
  • Generalized chronic fatigue
  • Generalized itching

Contact Your Phoenix, AZ Cancer Treatment Facility

Any cancer diagnosis is a frightening and difficult experience, but at Palo Verde Cancer Specialists, we’re committed to supporting you no matter what you’re fighting. We’ve helped countless patients throughout Glendale, Scottsdale, and greater Phoenix win the battle against cancer, and we proudly bring the most advanced medical technology in the world to bear against cancerous conditions. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with cancer, don’t wait: contact us today to schedule a consultation at one of our six Phoenix, AZ cancer treatment centers. We’ll work with you to design a personalized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle, and we’re happy to provide a second opinion even if you’ve already been given a treatment recommendation. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to helping you reclaim a normal, healthy life.

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