The maximum rate of deaths from lymphoma in 1999 was 8.3 per 100,000 population.
On September 15 of each year, World Lymphoma Day is celebrated at the initiative of the Lymphoma Coalition. World Lymphoma Day aims to make the population aware of the disease in order to recognize the symptoms in time, allowing an early diagnosis of lymphoma.
According to information from the Mayo Clinic, Lymphoma is a type of cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s network that fights germs. The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, and bone marrow.
According to the Ministry of Health (SSA), There are 42 types of lymphoma that are grouped into: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. There are four subtypes of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the most common of which is known as nodular sclerosis. There are 38 subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, the most common being diffuse large cell lymphoma, which affects children and young people, and follicular lymphoma, which is more recurrent in people over 60 years of age.
The symptoms that can manifest in people are:
- Painless swelling of lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin
- persistent fatigue
- Night sweats
- Difficulty breathing
- Unexplained weight loss
- Skin itch
According to the SSA, lymphoma is the sixth most common cancer in Mexico, after breast, cervical, lung, prostate and colon tumors. Like most cases of cancer, the treatment can be: chemotherapy, radiotherapy, as well as immunotherapy and stem cell transplantation.
According to the SSA, 98% of lymphomas that are detected in the initial stage identified as one, are curable. In stage two 80%, in stage three between 70% and 75% and in stage four it is less than 50%.
- FDA approves Liso-cel as a second-line treatment for large B-cell lymphoma
- This is the most extensive research on lymphomas published in Mexico
- Ministry of Health will create a National Cancer Registry