Our lymphatic system is a part of our immune system. It monitors our entire body for invading germs through a network of specialised tissues that store white blood cells. These cells are also known as lymphocytes, and they help defend our body against invaders.
When lymphocytes develop abnormally, or they don’t die when they should, they can collect in the lymph nodes and form tumours (cancers).
Although there are many different types of lymphoma, they are broadly categorised as either Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The cause of lymphoma isn’t known, even though it’s the fifth most common blood cancer in adults and the third most common cancer in children in Australia. Read More >
A lymphoma diagnosis can lead to more questions than answers. Lymphoma Australia is working hard to ensure Australians can learn more about this type of cancer.
Have a look through our website. It contains lots of information about lymphoma such as places where you can find help and support, information on treatments and clinical trials, and fund-raising events that you can take part in.
With your help we can make sure all Australians affected by lymphoma receive the best possible information, support, treatment and care. Get involved now >
A partnership between Lymphoma Australia and the ALLG (Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group) will enable us to develop a series of live and satellite symposiums for patients, the community and health professionals. To view the latest day and to register for future sessions please click here.