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Lymphoma Seminar Set for Thursday

on April 16, 2012 - 8:11am

By Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home Economist

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer will be presenting a free community program on Lymphoma, Thursday, April 19.

Dr. Eric Bernstein, oncologist with the Northern New Mexico Cancer Care at Los Alamos Medical Center will be providing information on the historical significance of lymphoma, the differences between Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the relationship between radiation and lymphoma, the four stages of lymphoma and treating lymphomas with chemotherapy and radiation. 

Nurses and allied health professionals will be awarded 1.0 CE contact hours upon sign-in, verification of attendance, and submission of evaluation. 

The program is free but pre-registration is appreciated. 

To register call the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service today at 662-2656 or register on-line at www.LosAlamosCouncilOnCancer.org

Lymphoma is a group of cancers that affect the cells (called lymphocytes) that play a role in the immune system and primarily represents cells involved in the lymphatic system of the body. 

Lymphomas fall into one of two major categories: Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL, previously called Hodgkin's disease) and all other lymphomas (non-Hodgkin's lymphomas or NHLs.) 

These two types occur in the same places, may be associated with the same symptoms, and often have similar appearance on physical examination.  

However, they are readily distinguishable via microscopic examination. 

Come learn more about Lymphoma at this free educational offering. 

Handicapped or disabled individuals in need of special arrangements in order to participate in this program, should contact the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 662-2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu.

For more information, contact the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service at 662-2656 or paulas@nmsu.edu.


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