Causes of Lymphoma

As with most other types of cancer, medical researchers and doctors are mostly ignorant regarding the origins of Lymphoma. However, they have identified many factors that are linked to Lymphoma. You are more likely to develop Lymphoma if the following apply to you:

  • You are more likely to create Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma if you are at least 60 years old
  • People between the ages of 15-40 and those who are at least 55 years old are at most significant risk of developing Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • You are a man
  • Your immune system is compromised because you have HIV/AIDS or have had an organ transplant and need to take cyclosporin to suppress your immune system. Cyclosporin can cause certain types of Lymphoma.
  • You have an auto-immune disease like rheumatoid arthritis, Srojens syndrome, Lupus, or Celiac.
  • You have certain genetic diseases like the Epstein-Barr virus
  • You have certain conditions like hepatitis c or Human T-cell Leukemia
  • Lymphoma runs in your family
  • You used weed killers or pesticides
  • You had either Hodgkin’s or Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • You received radiation therapy for cancer
Risk factors of Lymphoma

You are more likely to develop various types of Lymphoma if the following apply to you:

  • Age – older people are more likely to create Lymphoma
  • Gender – men are more prone to Lymphoma than women
  • Race – whites are more likely than African and Asian-Americans to get Lymphoma
  • Ethnicity – you are more likely to get Lymphoma if you are of Northern European ancestry
  • Geography – people living in developed Western nations are at higher risk
  • Lymphoma runs in your family
  • You use absolute weed killers and pesticides a lot
  • You have already been given chemotherapy drugs to kill certain types of cancer
  • You have been around radiation
  • Your immune system is weakened either because you have certain diseases or because you take certain anti-rejection medicines
  • You have certain types of infections
  • You have auto-immune diseases
Preventing Lymphoma

Medical researchers and doctors are not sure how to avoid Lymphoma. However, they find that avoiding certain risk factors decreases your chances of developing Lymphoma.  

  • Eat mostly fruits and vegetables. These have antioxidants that are known to fight the free radicals, and because they help strengthen your immune cells in fighting off viruses and disease-causing bacteria.
  • Getting regular screening to find and destroy precancerous cells
  • Taking certain medicines which substantially reduce your risk of developing Lymphoma

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