Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. 4% of cancer patients in the States are suffering from the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2020, about 77240 people are likely to develop non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lymphoma is treatable.
Although the news of you suffering from cancer is a shock. However, being diagnosed with a treatable form of cancer gives you the hope of survival and recovery. For proper diagnosis, your physician performs multiple tests. These tests include bone marrow aspiration or biopsy, chest X-ray, MRI, PET scan, molecular test, and blood test. Recently the best known Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in infection-fighting cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. These cells are also known as white blood cells. Furthermore, these cells accumulate in lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other body parts. When people develop lymphoma-cancer, it means that their lymphocytes are growing abnormally.
There are two main types of lymphoma, including Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Hodgkin lymphoma. Furthermore, these types of lymphoma grow in different types of lymphocytes. Depending upon the lymphocyte, the growth of cancer and treatment response varies. Moreover, lymphoma is very much treatable. However, treatment progress can vary depending upon the stage of cancer. Lymphoma is different from leukemia. However, they develop within different cell types.
Lymphoma involves infection-fighting cell lymphocytes. However, leukemia initiates in blood-forming cells that are present within the bone marrow. Moreover, the exact cause of lymphoma is unknown. A weak immune system, exposure to benzene, or chemicals that kill weed can increase your risk of developing lymphoma. Furthermore, if you have lymphoma of any of the two types, you may redevelop it again in life. After a positive diagnosis, your doctor or oncologist determines a suitable treatment method for you according to the lymphoma and stage. The main treatments for lymphoma include radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy.
Jeff Bridges And Cancer
Jeffery Leon Bridges is an American actor, singer, and producer. He started his career with his father through a television series called Sea Hunt (1958-1960). Ever since then, he has been in nominations for various roles and awards. He won the Best Actor Academy Award for his role in Crazy Heart in 2010. Moreover, the list of award nominations and wins is quite long and impressive.
However, the legendary actor, via his Twitter account, shared the unfortunate news of him suffering from Lymphoma. On Monday, Oct.19, he wrote via Twitter that the disease is a serious one. However, he is lucky to have a great team of doctors. Furthermore, the treatment has been going on successfully. Upon hearing the news of his lymphoma, his fans showed immense love, affection, and support. Moreover, he was thankful to his fans, friends, and family members for their endless love. Jeff also requests the Americans to vote and participate in the upcoming presidential elections on Nov. 3.
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In her Twitter post, Patricia Arquette expressed her love and wishes of healing for him and his family. Filmmaker Audrey Ewell was devastated upon hearing the news. She shared that the cancer diagnosis was scary. Furthermore, she replied that her fiancé had cancer. Moreover, it could be either lymphoma or another type of cancer. They were praying for it to be lymphoma because it is treatable. Kathy Griffin also sends her love and best wishes for Jeff’s recovery. Furthermore, she wishes that Jeff gets everything he needs and anything he wants. George Takei also encourages Jeff and supports him by saying that he is a fighter and can beat lymphoma.