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What Burkitts Lymphoma Is

Updated on September 6, 2014
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Catharine Leona Joy Minter Parks published several books on Amazon including Eye Rings,For the Shattered Soul, Stop Killing Your Obese Child

A Childrens Cancer

Burkitt’s lymphoma is a type of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma that affects children. In the western world this disease affects male more than female children, with the average age being seven in endemic (affecting a region) countries and eleven years outside of Africa. It is a type of B-cell lymphoma that is aggressive, and involves body parts other than the lymph nodes. It is a fast cancer but it is also curable with intensive therapies.

There are two types of Burkitt’s Lymphoma

Endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma

This disease rages in Africa, and it is the cause of half of all childhood cancers. This disease strikes children more than adults, and is linked to Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). It can affect the jawbone which is rare, and the abdomen.

Sporadic Burkitt's Lymphoma

The name implies a scattering in different locations in the world and is less common than endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma. They are the same disease but are very different from each other. This disease is prevalent in Europe and North America, and is found in one out of five children. In more than 90% of children the abdomen is affected as well as the lymph nodes. The disease involving the jaw is rare.

Treatment of Burkitt’s lymphoma:

Burkitt’s lymphoma is an aggressive tumor and can be life threatening, but curable. Using high doses of chemotherapy treatments and new methods to support individuals during the intensive treatment, this lymphoma has been found to be curable in many children. Almost eighty percent of local children with the disease and more than half the children worldwide are cured, with late relapses that are seldom seen.


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    • catydid52 profile imageAUTHOR

      Catharine Parks 

      7 years ago from Niagara Falls, On

      I agree it is a nasty disease.It is a shame that when people give money for possible cures, that the poor receive very little of the money that is supposed to be sent to them, but whenever we give in faith, we have done our part, what they do with it is then between them and God to give account of.

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, what a nasty disease, such a shame that something that can be cured can hit parts of the world that may not have access to medical facilities, really important hub, rated up.

    • catydid52 profile imageAUTHOR

      Catharine Parks 

      7 years ago from Niagara Falls, On

      Yes, click on this

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      7 years ago from Las Vegas

      Wow what a horrible disease. Are there any donation sites to help?

    • catydid52 profile imageAUTHOR

      Catharine Parks 

      7 years ago from Niagara Falls, On

      Thank you very much, it is important to know what is out there, and if there are cures for them.

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      Lord Sergell of House Stark 

      7 years ago from Darwin, Australia

      Good thing its curable and children don't have to suffer much on the disease. Thanks for the information catydid52! Enjoyed reading your hub. :D


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