Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphocytes, which are white blood cells that circulate throughout the blood and bone marrow. Lymphocytes are responsible for controlling your immune system and fighting off infections.
Lymphocytes are commonly found within the main part of the body's "drainage" system called lymph nodes, as well as in other kinds of body tissue. Therefore, many people diagnosed with lymphoma will have the disease in more than one area of the body.
If diagnosed with lymphoma, it's important to have the best team of experts available.
Penn has one of the few Hematologic Malignancy Research Programs (leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma) in the country that is approved and funded by the National Cancer Institute. Our lymphoma experts are nationally recognized for their expertise. They can provide the information, care and support to help you each step of the way.