Burkitt’s Lymphoma


About Burkitt’s lymphoma

Burkitt’s lymphoma is humanities fastest growing cancerous tumor. It is a tumor that is capable of doubling in just 24 hours. The experience with Burkitt’s lymphoma is very intimidating and frightening. We seek to bring peace to the struggle by sharing experiences, information and hope to others who seek it.

Burkitt’s lymphoma accounts for as many as 40% of all childhood non Hodgkin lymphoma patients worldwide. It also accounts for as many as 40% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas in HIV/AIDS patients. It can affect adults too and in the US more than 50% of all Burkitt’s lymphoma patients each year are adults. There are three classifications for Burkitt’s lymphoma. Immunodeficiency Burkitt’s is basically related to transplant patients and HIV/Aids patients. Endemic Burkitt’s which is associated to equatorial Africa and the Sporadic form of Burkitt’s that is “sporadic” or it just doesn’t fall in to the other two classifications. The current cause of all Burkitt’s lymphoma is not known. It is known that it is DNA mutations, but what triggers these mutations is not known, but with the progress in DNA studies they are getting closer.

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