Andy Whitfield , protagonist of the series "Spartacus", lost the battle against Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , a kind of Cancer that is generated in the lymphocytes . After a year and a half of treatment, the actor died at 39, in Sydney, Australia.
According to information from the Australian radio ABC, Vashti, wife of the artist, assured that he was a young and beautiful warrior. For his part, the director of the television program, Steve DeKnight, said he had no words to express the loss.
It's a kind of Cancer that is generated in the lymphocytes , which are part of the immune system of the body. It can be contracted for certain infections Y virus, but the most common cause is the closeness with carcinogens like pesticides and insecticides.
Is disease It occurs regularly in children and young adults. Most focus on thelymph nodes , but specific subtypes can mainly affect organs such as skin , brain , spleen , heart , kidney or others organs .
To detect it you need to perform tomographies , X-rays , magnetic resonance , a lymphoangiography and biopsies of the affected tissue. The symptoms of this serious condition are:
The treatment of this type of cancer consists in chemotherapy , radiotherapy , immunotherapy or a combination of the three. Patients are recommended to eat a diet rich in calories Y proteins , to prevent weightloss and recover the strength bodily.
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