- Lymphoma is a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, which is a part of the body’s immune system.
- The lymphatic system contains immune cells called lymphocytes, which protect the body against antigens (viruses, bacteria, etc.) that invade the body.
- The organs included in lymphatic system are bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, and thymus. Precursor cells in the bone marrow produce lymphocytes. B-lymphocytes (B-cells) mature in the bone marrow. T-lymphocytes (T-cells) mature in the thymus gland.
- The abnormal lymphocytes that divide too rapidly and grow without order cause lymphoma.
Adapted from http://www.pasiensehat.com/2015/09/10-fakta-singkat-tentang-limfoma.html
Updated:: 04/04/2019