Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most common types of cancer, and Jane Fonda has revealed that she has it.
However, Fonda did not reveal which subtype of NHL she has.
Fonda claims that for the past six months, she has been undergoing chemotherapy, the standard care for the majority of NHL subtypes.
The formation of the cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma begins with white blood cells, which are a part of the lymphatic system.
The American Cancer Society reports that each year, approximately 80,000 new cases of cancer are identified and approximately 60000 survive.
Numerous studies have determined that the lifetime chance of acquiring non-Hodgkin lymphoma is roughly 1 in 42 for men and 1 in 52 for women.
In some cases of NHL, a diagnosis is made when one of the body's 600 lymph nodes is found to be bigger than usual.
However, lymph nodes in other parts of the body could expand for a number of less serious causes.
Possible signs include weakness, lethargy, fever, chills, and night sweats, as well as rapid weight loss and abdominal swelling.
However, these symptoms are also common in many other disorders.
At the present time, there is no screening method that can detect non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
All forms of NHL are not the same and some of them can be easily cured.
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