Causes Of Lymph Node Cancer

Lymph nodes are the organs which are present within the body which are responsible for fighting with the infection and diseases. These lymph nodes have lymph fluid and white blood cells filled in them.

Cancer in lymph nodes is caused due to the abnormal growth of the white blood cells filled in them. This abnormal growth of white blood cells can be due to various reasons. Lymph nodes cancer is also known as lymphoma and can be accountable for 5 % of all the cancers.

Causes Of Lymph Node Cancer:
Some common causes of lymph node cancer are:

  • Hodgkinai??i??s disease: It is the disease in which the cancer spreads in orderly manner from one lymph node to another. Cancer is nothing but an abnormal growth of the cells which results in destruction of the organ.
  • Non Hodgkinai??i??s disease: This is the disease in which cancer spreads in the organs which are related to the cancer prone lymph node.
  • A Swollen Lymph Gland: This is the most common cause. Whenever a lymph node is swollen it is not always cancerous. There can be many reasons for the lymph nodes to swell. But if the swelling is ignored and not treated in time it could become cancerous too.

What Causes Lymph Node Cancer:

Lymph nodes are the important part of our immune system. Any kind of swelling which is noticed in any of the lymph nodes must be treated immediately or it may result in cancer in later stages. Although the main cause for lymph node cancer is not yet clearly known. But it is presumed that the virus which causes glandular fever is only responsible for lymph node cancer also.

The name lymph node cancer also came into existence because this virus affects lymph only. As these lymph are spread all over the body and are responsible for immunity in body these are very important. Infection in them damages whole immune system indirectly.

Role of lymph nodes in immune system: The lymph node organ is a collection of different types of cells. They are the filters which separate the foreign particles entering our body. The white blood cells present in this organ later kills these harmful particles using the oxygen present in our body. In this way, they play a pivotal role in the bodies defense mechanism, technically called the immune system.

Significance of lymph nodes in cancer: This organ is sensitive to any ailment in our body. It is because of the vital role played by this organ in protecting us from diseases. As a possible sign of its failure in protecting us from diseases, this organ swells. This is especially so in the case of cancers infecting us. The swelling of the lymph nodes provide vital information about the stage the cancer is in. Depending on this factor, physicians devise a pal of action to counter the cancer. The diagnosis of Lymph nodes is done through the technique of biopsy when they swell.

Important Facts about Lymph Node Cancer:

  • A rare form of lymph node cancer is the Hodgkin’s disease.
  • The age group prone to this cancer is 15-34 years or people aged over 55 years.
  • Genes have a role to play in spreading this disease to the future generations from the family members.
  • Early diagnosis and prevention of the spread of the cancer cells are the best means available to combat this cancer.
  • The Non-Hodgkin’s disease is the common type of lymph node cancer affecting the people mostly.

24 responses to Causes Of Lymph Node Cancer

  1. i want to know more about lymphnode cancer

  2. what kind of treatment is available and is the cancer curable

  3. Where all are the treatments available in Delhi & is the Cancer Curable.


  4. what is the treatment of cancer in the lymph nodes and is it treatable?

  5. What is the cure for this? is it terminal? Does the patient have to go through chemo?

  6. if u catch it early its super cureable even later can be cureable, only problem is if it spreads

  7. My mom has the similar Lymphnodes spread across the lungs as an infection which was deducted by getting a Scanning done . Now doctor has operated mom to get the sample of Lymphnodes to be checked.

    Tell me in which hospital, in mumbai this can be treated best. What is the time duration to get the same cured completely.



  8. Its highly informative. I am suffering from colon cancer and i underwent surgery followed by RT and CT.Now i have swollen thigh and i was told because of edima in Lymph nodes.I have been advised to take carcidox oral CT. i was alos told its only a palliative measure and at times i have severe pain in abdomen and leg and living on pain killers including fentanyl patch. is there any better way and can i take any aurvedic treatment.Your reply is very much appreciated.

  9. Hopefully they will come up with a treatment that can cure it in the later stages, a lot of money is being spent on this area to find a cure.

  10. My father is suffering from lymphomas cancer,age is 64 years,is kemo is only treatment,is it curable.please do needfull.

  11. my grandfather is suffering frm lymph node cancer..its detected recently..there is secretion of lot of fluid by this. plz tell me is it curable and which is d best docter hai hospital.plz reply soon..

  12. For many, Tuberculosis Test can be a scary endeavor, especially since it is surrounded by a great deal of myths and false beliefs.

  13. I underwent breast augmentation after I had a sentinel node removed, and I have to warn you that sometimes it’s better to pay a little bit more and go to a more reputable doctor. I’m not going to list his name because it’s not like a got an infection or was a victim of malpractice or anything – it’s just that he has a poor eye for his work, to put it mildly. I understand that I am still recovering from the removal of the lymph node, but this is obviously a botched job here. I guess that’s what I get for getting the operation in Chula Vista.

  14. eye care is very essential coz you’ll never get a pair of eyes if they got damaged”:`

  15. eye care should always be a prority, always take a rest when your eyes are tired`*,

  16. What is the cure for this? is it terminal? Does the patient have to go through chemo?

  17. my dad has lymp node cancer and hes went without any treatment for over 6 months..I just hope there is a cure out there so i wont have to face a heartach of loosing my dad..i cant imagine my life without him..hes my hero..i need my dad…although i am a mother of 3 boyz i still till this day need my dad by my side..hes a great father & grandfather and he dont need to leave us..not yet..not like this!!

  18. eye care should always be our top priority since the eye is a very delicate and irreplaceable organ .’*

  19. I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in Oct of 2009. I started treatments in early Nov. My oncologist had told me that I might have to have 6-8 rounds of chemo. After the 6th chemo treatment, I had scans repeated & he told me that my cancer is in remission.

    Mine started as a knot on the side of my neck. After mentioning this to my primary doc, she sent me for surgery to have the knot removed & checked out. Within a week, I got biopsy reports from the surgeon that it was cancer.

    Please see your doctor if you have any suspicous knots, please see your doctor. Early dectection is the best.

  20. gyan said on May 2, 2011

    I want to know more about it as i am suffering from lymp node infection. This is the second time when this populated in my neck last year had undergone the medical of Tuberclousis(9 month), but again it came out
    in my neck.And again i am under treatment of TB for last eight month.Please help.

  21. my friend was diagnosed with this 3.5 years ago..he passed away yesterday at the age of 24..may his soul rest in peace.

  22. I am suffering from colon cancer and i underwent surgery in 2009 followed by CT in 2010.Now i have nodes in neck and i was told same as colon cancer. I have taken chemo Avast+folfox during 2010 again Irinotican in 2011. Again I was told that nodes found in lungs and advised Oxaplatin+Cetuximab CT. I was always told its only a palliative measure and at this times i have severe pain in abdomen and back and living on pain killers. Shall i go for current suggested CT of is there any better way and can i take any aurvedic treatment.Your reply is very much appreciated. Kindly suggest me.

  23. my boy friend has lymphnode cancer…he wont talk to me much about it how he might have got it ,or if it is transferable or contagious? can i get this from him? im not trying to sound uncompasisionate but i have my little girls to raise and he wont even let me talk to his docs but he did ask me to merry him but i need some answers to my questions first. please help me to find the right answers… please.

  24. My x of many yrs passed away August 7th/2012
    From lymphoma. From when he was diagnosed
    To passing, wasn’t long. many blood
    Transfusions, then CRONIC4 chemo.from
    Beginning to. End it wasn’t long. B4 he died.
    Maybe 3 months. Or so. He ended passing
    Away of heart attack in his. Sleep. So I
    Think he died peacefully in his sleep.. I am
    Still. Sad. That he is gone. His .55th b/day
    Is coming on October 3rd. I wish he had known
    The. Signs, but. Cause he also had MS,
    Which had been in Remission for yrs ,
    He thought the symptoms he had been
    Having was his MS and NO it Was
    lymphomia. . god bless you,
    Peter Watson, May you 4 Ever, RIP
    Love ya 4 ever and will treasure ALL our
    Yrs of Love &’. memories Xoxol

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