Lymphoma Awareness Color: Lime Green
Lymphoma Awareness Month: September
Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymphatic system and then spreads to the rest of the body. Many cancers begin in other organs and then spread to the lymph nodes, but those cancers which begin in the lymph nodes and tissues are referred to as Lymphoma.
Lymphoma is described as being either "Hodgkin Lymphoma" or "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma." Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is sometimes also referred to as 'lymphoma.' The type of lymphoma is determined based on examination of cancer tissues. Because each type of cancer acts and reacts very differently, they are often treated as completely separate diseases.
*Sources: American Cancer Society: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-what-is-non-hodgkin-lymphoma