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UK Markey Cancer Center Hosts Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Presentation

By Jill Holder

 

The presentation is open to the public and will begin at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will be served. For more information or to register, please call (800) 955-2566 or e-mail Laura Dixon, R.N., at dixonl@ky.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

March 31 , 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will host a program on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) on April 15 in the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center boardroom. An estimated 53,900 people in the United States were diagnosed with NHL last year. Approximately 24,400 Americans died of NHL last year. NHL is a cancer that develops in the lymphatic system, a network of thin vessels that branch into tissues throughout the body and help fight infection. Lymph circulates throughout the system, carrying infection-fighting lymphocytes. When these cells divide and multiply uncontrollably, malignant tumors can form. Since lymph is carried throughout the body, NHL can form anywhere and spread easily to other parts of the lymphatic system, including the tonsils, stomach, skin and bone marrow. The presentation is open to the public and will begin at 11:30 a.m. A light lunch will be served. For more information or to register, please call (800) 955-2566 or e-mail Laura Dixon, R.N., at dixonl@ky.leukemia-lymphoma.org.


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