Lymphoma Awareness Basics

June 4, 2010

Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, affects the lymphatic system, the network of vessels and nodes that carry white blood cells. Lymphoma begins when white blood cells called lymphocytes — which are supposed to help protect the body from infection and disease — begin behaving abnormally. Abnormal lymphocytes may divide faster than normal cells or live longer than they are supposed to.

Lymphoma can develop in various areas of the body, and it often begins in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood, or other organs. There are two main types of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In both types of the cancer, the lymphatic cells begin to grow abnormally, causing the lymph nodes to become larger than usual.

In most cases, Hodgkin’s lymphoma follows a more predictable pattern than non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and it often has a more limited spread, while non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are more likely to involve many different areas of the body.

Some lymphomas have high cure rates and others can be managed effectively for many years, which is one important thing to keep in mind if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with this form of cancer.

Awareness Gift Boutique is comprised of cancer survivors and survivor spouses, and we understand the importance of spreading awareness of causes that matter. Our online boutique features an impressive selection of lymphoma awareness products, some of which can be seen below:

Fight Like A Girl 6.3 Lymphoma T Shirts by Awareness Gift Boutique

Fight Like A Girl 6.3 Lymphoma T Shirts

Fight Like A Girl 6.3 Lymphoma T Shirts

Lymphoma Hodgkin’s HOPE 3 Shirts by Awareness Gift Boutique

Lymphoma Hodgkin’s HOPE 3 Shirts

Lymphoma Hodgkin’s HOPE 3 Shirts

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma MY HERO MY DADDY 42 T Shirt by Awareness Gift Boutique

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma MY HERO MY DADDY 42 T Shirt

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma MY HERO MY DADDY 42 T Shirt

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The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.


Lymphoma Awareness Blog

March 5, 2010

Welcome to our Lymphoma Awareness blog.  We are Awareness Gift Boutique and are pleased to bring you a blog created especially to promote awareness for lymphoma including the 2 main types of lymphoma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Hodgkin’s lymphoma formerly called Hodgkin’s disease.  As cancer survivors, survivor spouses, and avid awareness advocates we are pleased to use this blog to deliver useful information and news regarding lymphoma as well as spotlight some of our exclusive lymphoma awareness designs available on a variety of t-shirts, apparel, and gifts through our awareness shop.

Having been personally affected by cancer and other life-threatening diseases, our efforts to promote and advocate awareness go beyond the sale of a t-shirt.  In addition to multiple free services offered by Awareness Gift Boutique to inform and educate the public, we are regular contributors to numerous medical research charities as well as animal shelters and Save Darfur efforts.

We look forward to sharing and communicating with you through this blog and invite you to share your own thoughts, stories, and comments regarding your experience with lymphoma or about lymphoma in general.