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Lymphoma - Causes, Symptoms, Health Insurance Coverage


​What Is Lymphoma?

A series of lymph nodes and vessels make a lymph system that moves lymph fluid throughout the body. These fluids consist of white blood cells that fight foreign bodies that cause infection. The main function of the lymph system is to protect your body. However, one can suffer from the cancer of the lymph system which is called lymphomas.  


One can't see symptoms of Lymphoma at an early stage. Given below are some of the signs and symptoms of Lymphoma:

  • Pain in the neck, upper chest, stomach, armpit, groin
  • Pain in bones 
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Night sweats
  • Itchiness 
  • Pain while drinking alcohol 
  • Rashes on skin 
  • Not able to breathe properly 
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • It is highly advisable to go and see your doctor if you are facing any of the symptoms mentioned above.


    In case of symptoms, you should consult your hematopathologist immediately. Your doctor will ask for a biopsy to diagnose lymphoma. A cell is removed from an enlarged lymph node. This examination will detect lymphoma cells. 

    To see how far cancer has spread, you may have to go through tests like blood testing, chest X-ray, or testing nearby lymph nodes. You may also have to go through scans like Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or Computed Tomography (CT).


    Lymphoma can be diagnosed by one specialist only, however, for its treatment, you need several specialists. A team of Hematologists, Oncologists, and Pathologists come together to treat a patient who is suffering from lymphoma. Hermatologists are the doctors that are specialized in blood, immune cell, and bone marrow disorders. Oncologists treat cancerous tumors. Pathologists assist them and give their useful instincts to identify treatment and help them in the planning process. 

    Treatment of lymphoma depends on what stage cancer is. There are 4 stages of cancer, in stage one, cancer is limited to lymph nodes, whereas, in stage four, cancer must have spread to other parts of the body as well. Doctors also prescribe treatment based on how fast cancer cells are growing. 

    In the case of Hodgkin's lymphoma, you need to go through radiation therapy. Your doctor may also prescribe you chemotherapy medications that can destroy cancerous cells. In some cases, bone marrow or stem cell transplant is also used to make cells of immune system cells healthy. Any relative of the patient can donate bone marrow.

    ​Health Insurance

    With an unhealthy lifestyle, humans have become more prone to chronic diseases. Also, in the last few years, the cost of basic healthcare has risen so high. The cost of basic treatment can hinder your hard-earned savings. A chronic disease in today's days and age can put a major strain on anyone's bank balance. That is why it is advisable to buy health insurance from a reputable insurer. The health insurance plan will take care of your medical bills and hospitalization bills. provides financial coverage that takes care of your medical expenses and hospitalization bills. You can also get cashless treatment at your insurer's network hospitals. This plan also helps in perfecting tax planning as it provides tax benefits under section 80D of Income Tax Act, 1961.