Douglas A. Stewart MD FRCPC


Lymphoma

A lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymph system, which is part of the body’s immune system. The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphomas are more common in men than in women. In most cases the cause is not known. Symptoms of lymphoma include swelling in one or more…

Breast Cancer

Breast cancer happens when cells in your breast grow abnormally and out of control. The cancer cells can spread to other parts of your body. You’re more likely to get breast cancer as you get older. Breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer in women. Men can also get breast cancer, but this is rare.

Hodgkin Lymphoma

Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer that begins in the lymph system in white blood cells called lymphocytes. When these cells become abnormal, they grow without control and may form lumps of tissue called tumors. The most common type of Hodgkin lymphoma is called classical Hodgkin lymphoma. The cancerous tumors (lymphomas) in…

Lymphoma

A lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymph system, which is part of the body’s immune system. The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Lymphomas are more common in men than in women. In most cases the cause is not known. Symptoms of lymphoma include swelling in one or more…

Lymphedema

What is lymphedema? Lymphedema is a collection of fluid that causes swelling (edema) in the arms and legs. What causes lymphedema? One of the causes of lymphedema is surgery to remove lymph nodes , usually during cancer treatment. Normally, lymph nodes filter fluid as it flows through them, trapping bacteria, viruses…