Help Spread Awareness of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

July 31, 2010

Hodgkin’s lymphoma, formerly known as Hodgkin’s Disease, is a type of lymphoma—a cancer that originates in the white blood cells, or lymphocytes. You may have also heard of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, another common cancer of the lymphatic system. (The other type, non-Hodgkin’s, is far more common.)

If a person has Hodgkin’s lymphoma, cells in their lymphatic system grow abnormally and may also spread beyond the lymphatic system. As Hodgkin’s lymphoma progresses, it compromises your body’s ability to fight infection.

Hodgkin’s lymphoma was once considered fatal, but advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of the cancer have created a lot of hope. Although every situation is unique, Hodgkin’s lymphoma is now considered highly treatable and many patients have the potential for making a full recovery.

Common Symptoms of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The Mayo Clinic offers a list of common warning signs and symptoms of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They may include some of the following:

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Fever and chills
  • Night sweats
  • Unexplained weight loss — as much as 10 percent or more of your body weight
  • Coughing, trouble breathing or chest pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Itching
  • Increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol or pain in your lymph nodes after drinking alcohol

These symptoms may be caused by a variety of other medical conditions, but it important to see your see your doctor if you begin to notice changes in your body. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

Help Spread Awareness of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Here at Awareness Gift Boutique, we understand how scary it can be if you or a loved one is living with Hodgkin’s lymphoma or any other medical condition. We are comprised of cancer survivors, survivor spouses, and other caring individuals who realize the importance of spreading the word. Awareness is the key to early detection, and we are here to spread awareness for those causes that matter—such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Our Lymphoma department features a variety of apparel and gifts for both Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma awareness, and you may enjoy wearing some of the following T-shirts to show your support:

Girl Interrupted 1 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma T-shirts by Awareness Gift Boutique

Girl Interrupted 1 Hodgkin's Lymphoma T-shirts

Girl Interrupted 1 Hodgkin's Lymphoma T-shirts

Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor It Came We Fought I Won Tee Shirt by Awareness Gift Boutique

Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor It Came We Fought I Won Tee Shirt

Hodgkins Lymphoma Survivor It Came We Fought I Won Tee Shirt

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma HOPE FAITH CURE 1 Tee Shirt by Awareness Gift Boutique

Hodgkin's Lymphoma HOPE FAITH CURE 1 Tee Shirt

Hodgkin's Lymphoma HOPE FAITH CURE 1 Tee Shirt

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.

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Help Awareness Gift Boutique Support Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness

July 2, 2010

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that can strike at any age. Some of the initial warning signs of the disease are often larger than normal lymph nodes, fever, and weight loss. There are several different types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas can be divided into aggressive (or fast-growing) types or indolent (or slow-growing) types. They can be formed from either B-cells or T-cells. B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas include Burkitt lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL), diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas that occur after bone marrow or stem cell transplantation are usually B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

This scientific explanation does little to comfort those living with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or their family, friends, and caregivers. Although prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease, it’s been estimated that there will be 65,540 new cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma diagnosed and 20,210 will be deaths caused by the cancer in the United States in 2010.

Join Awareness Gift Boutique as we spread the word and raise awareness of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma with apparel, merchandise, and gifts. Show your support with a lime green non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma awareness ribbon or one of the following shirts:

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Hope Faith Cure 1 T Shirt by Awareness Gift Boutique

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma HOPE FAITH CURE 1 T Shirt

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma HOPE FAITH CURE 1 T Shirt

Lymphoma NonHodgkins Needs a Cure 2 T-shirt by Awareness Gift Boutique

Lymphoma NonHodgkins NEEDS A CURE 2 T-shirt

Lymphoma NonHodgkins NEEDS A CURE 2 T-shirt

Lymphoma NonHodgkins Find a Cure 1 Tee Shirts by Awareness Gift Boutique

Lymphoma NonHodgkins FIND A CURE 1 Tee Shirts

Lymphoma NonHodgkins FIND A CURE 1 Tee Shirts

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.