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What you need to know about the diagnosis of malignancy in Jane Fonda

What you need to know about the diagnosis of malignancy in Jane Fonda

“FI was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and started chemotherapy. This is how actress Jane Fonda revealed, on the social network Instagram, that she had been diagnosed with cancer at the age of 84. However, the winner of two Academy Awards noted. The diagnosis is not a sentence: “It is a completely curable cancer, 80% of people on alive, so I feel very lucky,” she said.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that begins in the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system, a kind of “army” in our body ready to destroy external threats, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, and other microorganisms. Which tries to attack us causing infections.

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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma begins when a lymphocyte, B cell, or T cell becomes abnormal. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma usually begins in the B cell, in the lymph node. The abnormal cell divides to make copies of itself; The new cells divide again and again, causing more and more abnormal cells to appear. Abnormal cells are cancerous cells that do not die when they should. It does not protect the body from infection or other diseases. And cancer cells can spread to almost all parts of the organism, that is, to spread,” summarizes the portal of the Portuguese League Against Cancer.

Although the causes of the tumor are not known, risk factors are known to include being old, being male and Caucasian, eating a diet rich in meat and fat, and suffering from conditions such as congenital immunodeficiency syndrome.

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Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are not limited to the disease. However, you should be aware if you notice an increase in the size of nodes in the neck, armpits, and groin, fever without cause, extreme tiredness, weight loss, flatulence or a feeling of fullness, cough and difficulty breathing, for example.

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