Lymphomas are blood cancers that begin in the body’s lymphatic, or lymph, system. The lymph system is responsible for fighting off infection and disease. Lymph tissue and lymph nodes are found in every part of our bodies. Lymphoma cells can start growing practically anywhere in our bodies.
Hodgkin lymphoma is extremely rare, with only 7,500 cases diagnosed in the U.S. each year. This cancer begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells are part of the body's immune system. Hodgkin lymphoma is also related to a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. This usually begins in B lymphocytes, also called B cells. The B cells' job is to make proteins called antibodies. Antibodies protect the body from bacteria and viruses. Hodgkin lymphoma has two types: classical and nodular lymphocyte predominant.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
One of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in the United States. Sylvester is one of only two cancer centers in Florida that have been recognized by the National Cancer Institute. The team earned this distinction through its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
OnControl® bone marrow sampling device. Developed by one of our oncologists, the powered hand-held device provides for consistent bone marrow samples for diagnosis and treatment monitoring. This device obtains representative bone marrow samples in less than five minutes with less pain for an accurate diagnosis the first time.
Many patients in the Adult Stem Cell Transplant Program come from other area hospitals. Sylvester blood disorder patients have the most experienced stem cell transplant options available if needed, fully integrated with your cancer treatment.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.