Oncology Hour: Lymphoma
Massive Bio and our expert nurses, doctors, and patient advocates hosted the sixth episode of our new webinar series: Oncology Hour. For this live series, we take questions directly from the community and discuss all you could want to know about different cancer-related topics, ending each session with a live Q&A.
The Oncology Hour: Lymphoma episode took place on Wednesday, August 25th at 2:00pm EST. Visit our Facebook page to register for future Oncology Hour webinars!
In this episode, we discussed lymphomas with expert oncologist Jose Sandoval, MD.
Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the cells that are part of the body’s immune system and can begin in lymph nodes in many parts of the body. There are five different types:
- Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL): begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes, usually B lymphocytes, which make proteins called antibodies to help protect the body from germs (bacteria and viruses).
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL): begins in white blood cells called lymphocytes but differs from HL and is much more common.
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children: this cancer is rare in children but does occur.
- Lymphoma of the Skin: rare lymphomas begin in the skin and are referred to as cutaneous lymphomas.
- Waldenstrom Macroglobuliemia: is a type of NHL that makes large amounts of an abnormal protein called macroglobulin.
Watch our full webinar below to learn more about testing, causes, treatments, new therapies, and more!