Immune System Problems T Cell Lymphomaa Cancer Causes
Some persons are more at risk of T Cell Lymphoma Causes because their immune system (a system in the body that save us from infection and other diseases) does not work normally. This may be because their immune system is incapacitate by another medical condition, such as:
- Being on drugs to stop rejection of an organ or bone marrow transplant (immunosuppressive drugs) – lymphomas that grow in this situation are sometimes called post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLDs)
- Infection with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) – many types of lymphoma, particularly Burkitt T Cell Lymphoma and diffuse huge B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), are more common
- An inherited disorder of the immune system – these are rare and usually show up when people are very young
Infections: Certain T Cell Lymphoma Cancer Causes are linked to particular infections. A few viruses cause lymphomas directly – the virus lives in the lymphoma cells and makes them grow and divide. Other viruses and bacteria cause lymphomas indirectly – the infection stimulates the immune system chronically (over a long time), which makes T Cell Lymphoma cancer more likely to develop.
Infections that can indirectly cause lymphoma by over-stimulating the immune system include:
- Hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is seen in some people with marginal zone lymphoma and a few with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- Helicobacter pylori, bacteria that cause inflammation and ulcers in the stomach, which are often found in people with gastric MALT T Cell Lymphoma Cancer Causes – treatment with antibiotics alone can sometimes cure this lymphoma
- Chlamydia psittaci, which is linked with MALT Lymphoma Cancer Causes in the tear gland and around the eye
- Campylobacter jejuni, which is linked with MALT lymphoma in the bowel
- Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease, is linked with MALT lymphoma in the skin.
Family history: Lymphoma cancer is not inherited – it is not passed down from generation to generation. Most people with lymphoma have no family history of the disease.
Older Age: Many lymphomas, like other cancers, are more common in older people. This is because as time goes on more changes happen in the genes and the body is less able to repair these.
Diet: There is some evidence that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, rather than lots of red meat, animal fat and dairy products, makes people less likely to develop lymphoma. Alcohol, coffee and tea have all been looked at but there is no evidence that these increase the risk of T Cell Lymphoma.
Obesity: Some cancers appear to be more common in people who are obese. Evidence of a link with T Cell Lymphomahas been found in some studies and not in others.