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- Feb 09 2017
Burkitt lymphoma is the fastest growing form of cancer that starts in the immune cells (B-cells). It is prevalent amongst people from:
- North Africa
- Middle East
- South America
- Papua New Guinea
What Are the Types of Burkitt’s Lymphoma?
The types are differentiated by the geographic location and the parts of the body that it affects.
1. Sporadic Burkitt’s Lymphoma
This is only prevalent in Africa.
This type of cancer tends to affect the lower abdomen (small intestine ends and the large intestine begins).
2. Endemic Burkitt’s Lymphoma
This type of cancer is prevalent in Africa near the equator.
It affects the small intestine, kidneys, ovaries, and breast may also be involved.
This type is associated with immunosuppressive drugs like those used to prevent transplant rejection and to treat HIV and AIDS.
What are the symptoms associated with Burkitt lymphoma?
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Night Sweats
- Unexplained fever
- Digestive problems
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