Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine

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| Editors: Marc Gellman

Cancer, Lymphatic

  • Hiroe KikuchiEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6439-6_386-2



Lymphatic cancer is a cancer of the lymphatic system.


The new World Health Organization classification (Swerdlow et al. 2017) is usually used to classify lymphoma, and lymphoma is divided into Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (B cell and T/NK cell). Staging is basically based on distribution of the lesions. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is clinically classified into indolent, aggressive, and highly aggressive.

Although lymphoma commonly affects lymph node, it also affects other organs such as the spleen. Symptoms and signs of lymphoma are lymphadenopathy which is without tenderness and mobile, fever, fatigue, nocturnal sweating, weight loss, bloating sensation, etc.

In classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma of an advanced stage, chemotherapy with or without radiotherapy is used. In nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma of a limited stage, radiotherapy is used. High-dose chemotherapy with...

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References and Further Reading

  1. Swerdlow, S. H., Campo, E., Harris, N. L., Jaffe, E. S., Pileri, S. A., et al. (Eds.). (2017). WHO classification of tumours of haematopoietic and lymphoid tissues. Lyon: IARC.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Psychosomatic MedicineCenter Hospital, National Center for Global Health and MedicineTokyoJapan

Section editors and affiliations

  • Kazuhiro Yoshiuchi
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  1. 1.The University of TokyoDepartment of Stress Sciences & Psychosomatic Medicine, Graduate School of MedicineBunkyo-kuJapan