Lymphoma is cancer which arises in the lymph system, the body’s circulatory network for filtering out impurities. There are two broad varieties, Hodgkin’s disease, and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a malignant (cancerous) tumor and is more common in children than Hodgkin’s disease. It can arise in the tonsils, thymus, bone, small intestine, spleen or in the lymph glands any where in the body. Treatments have been developed that can cure many children, and other promising treatments are coming along.