Are there any Nodules on your Neck, Armpits or Groin?

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The human body is a complete system. Every single organ, bone, even veins, and nerves have some important function to perform in our bodies. Role of every single tissue and muscle is important and can’t be neglected. Fault or defect in one organ or system can create an overall problem in a human body.

The lymphatic system is one such important part of the human body. Lymph drainage from the tissues into the blood is done through the network of vessels, the whole system of this process in our body is known as the Lymphatic system.

What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma tumors form in the lymphatic system that forms cancer in it. Generally, Lymphocytes (A type of white blood cells) have a life cycle, they die and then are replaced by the new ones but in Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, lymphocytes continue to grow and start to accumulate in the body which is harmful to the body.

To get rid of cancer at earlier stages is the best approach towards its treatment. Book an appointment with the best oncologist in Karachi, Lahore or other main cities of Pakistan via to get professional help and treatment regarding cancer.

symptoms of non hodgkin lymphoma


One of the most common reasons for it is a weak immune system of a person due to which body produces an abnormal amount of lymphocytes (A type of white blood cells). In order to stay safe from it, a person needs to know its symptoms so that doctor is approached as soon as possible:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Painless nodes are forms usually on neck, armpit or groin area
  • Swelling or pain in Abdomen
  • Pain in chest
  • An acute Cough
  • Sudden Weight loss
  • Shortness of Breath/Trouble Breathing- There could be many reasons behind troubled breathing. Book an appointment with the best pulmonologist in Islamabad or other main cities of Pakistan to rule out the chance of any serious underlying problem.
  • Consistent fatigue
  • Fever
  • Sweating

Generally, cancer is developed in lymph nodes but it can spread to the entire lymphatic system such as Lymphatic vessels, tonsils, spleen and bone marrow.

Causes of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma:

There are a lot of reasons due to which a person can suffer from it. Some of them are mentioned below:

Weak immune system:

Non-Hodgkin’s can occur in people who had an organ transplant because their immune system becomes weak to fight new illness.


There are certain medications that suppress the immune system making our body more prone towards this disease.


Harmful chemicals:

Pesticides and Insecticides can also be a cause of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

A person should be aware of all of its causes so that doctor can be approached in case of emergency. Proper medication should be given to a patient to help him get rid of it.

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Amina Hameed
Amina is an MBA from Lahore school of economics who had also been a Former Cultural ambassador of Pakistan (USEFP). Amina writes to throw a light on the importance of healthcare system in Pakistan. She is indeed a passionate writer when comes to health, fitness and lifestyle.