The lymphatic system includes the various lymph glands around the body. Lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, play an important role in your body’s resistance to disease. Lymphoma refers to the rapid and uncontrolled growth of abnormal lymphocytes.1
The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma (which is the most common form of lymphoma) and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Depending on the type of lymphoma, the disease may appear differently, progress at a different rate or cause mild to severe symptoms.
Lymphoma is the 5th most common male cancer and the 6th most common cancer for females in Singapore.1