Lymphomas are cancers that develop in the lymphatic system which is part of the immune system this disease is the third most common form of cancer among children following leukemias and brain tumors about 2200 people under the age of 20 are diagnosed with lymphoma each year in the united states according to the national cancer institute. Lymphomas hodgkin and non hodgkin lymphoma are the third most common cancer in children and nhl accounts for approximately 6 7 of cancers in children lymphomas are a group of malignancies in which the cancer cells originate from the lymphoid system. Anaplastic large cell lymphoma pediatrics novel agents cd30 non hodgkin lymphoma nhl anaplastic lymphoma kinase alk disclosure soumitra tole laura wheaton and sarah alexander have nothing to declare in relation to this article pediatric oncology group pog and now the childrens oncology group cog . A lthough childhood cancers are rare leukemia and lymphomas comprise about 40 of the pediatric cancers the pediatric leukemia lymphoma program at ucla is dedicated to the comprehensive care of children adolescents and young adults with newly diagnosed and relapsed leukemias and lymphomas our multidisciplinary team approach with pediatric oncologists nurse care managers social workers . Key points about non hodgkin lymphoma in children nhl is a type of cancer in the lymphatic system symptoms depend on what part of the body is affected there may be symptoms from tumors in the belly abdomen or chest other symptoms include painless swelling of lymph nodes trouble breathing night sweats fever and feeling tired
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