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Lymphoma Causes And What To About It

​​​​Discover ​some real ​lymphoma causes that your doctor won't tell you. Learn why stress is behind it and some natural remedies you can use to stop it.

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The Purpose Of ​The Lymph System

​​The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and is mainly made up of lymphocytes. It is a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections. There are two main types of lymphocytes.

Lymphocyte B cell

Lymphocyte B cell, picture by ​BruceBlaus

B lymphocytes (B cells) help protect the body against germs and make antibodies. The antibodies attach to the germs, marking them for destruction by the immune system.

T lymphocytes (T cells) destroy germs or abnormal cells in the body. Other T cells help boost or slow the activity of other immune system cells.

The lymphatic system has three main functions:

  • ​To maintain the balance of fluid between the blood and tissues
  • ​Help defend against bacteria and other intruders
  • ​Absorb fats and fat-soluble nutrients in the digestive system

​The lymphatic system has several parts. 

Different Parts Of The Lymph System

There are several components of the lymph system, such as: 

Lymph nodes: Lymph nodes are bean-sized collections of lymphocytes. You can find them throughout the body, including the chest, abdomen, and pelvis. 

These nodes swell in response to an infection. A build-up of lymph fluid, bacteria, or other organisms can also cause it. Lymph nodes connect to lymphatic vessels. 

Lymphatic vessels: Lymphatic vessels are thin-walled tubes structured like blood vessels, that carry lymph.

Lymph is the fluid that flows through the lymphatic system. It is similar to blood plasma. Lymph is not pumped but squeezed through the vessels when we use our muscles.

Overview of the lymphatic system

​The lymph system, picture by BruceBlaus

Lymphatic vessels form a network of branches that reach most of the body’s tissues. They also have valves that stop fluid from flowing in the wrong direction.

Spleen: The spleen is an organ under the lower ribs on the left side of the body. It makes lymphocytes and other immune system cells. 

The spleen also stores healthy blood cells. Furthermore, it filters damaged blood cells, bacteria, and cell waste.

Bone marrow: The bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside certain bones. It handles the creation of new blood cells, including some lymphocytes. 

Thymus: The thymus is a small organ behind the upper part of the breastbone. It’s vital in the development of T lymphocytes. The thymus develops the immune system before birth and through childhood.

thymus

The thymus is ​vital in the development of T lymphocytes, picture by OpenStax College

It got its name from its silhouette which resembles a thyme leaf, a common cooking herb. 

​Adenoids and tonsils: These are collections of lymph tissue in the back of the throat. They help make antibodies against germs. 

Digestive tract: The stomach, intestines, and many other organs also have lymph tissue.

​So let’s explore what lymphoma is.

What Is Lymphoma?

Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymphatic system. It is the most severe lymphatic disease. Lymphomas can start anywhere in the body where you can find lymph tissue.

Many types of lymphoma exist. The main subtypes are Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. They both involve different types of lymphocyte cells. 

lymphoma

​Lymphoma can strike any part of the lymphatic system. picture by Blausen

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that starts in lymphocytes. NHL can occur at any age.

It is one of the more common cancers among children, teens, and young adults. NHL usually begins in lymph nodes or other lymph tissue, but it can sometimes affect the skin. 

A cyst in the pharyngeal ducts is often diagnosed as a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The pharyngeal ducts reach from the front and back of the ears into both sides of the neck. 

Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Hodgkin's lymphoma affects a specific type of white blood cells called Reed-Sternberg cells. It afflicts both children and adults.

Hodgkin's lymphoma

​Hodgkin's lymphoma under a microscope, picture by KGH

It is most common among people aged 15 to 40, or patients older than 55. The average age of diagnosis is 39.

Signs and symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma may include:

  • ​Swollen lymph nodes( ​neck, armpits, groin)
  • ​Chest pain
  • ​Trouble breathing
  • ​Fever
  • ​Unexplained weight loss
  • ​Severe itching
  • ​Abdominal pain or swelling
  • ​Coughing
  • ​Fatigue
  • ​Night sweats
  • ​Increased sensitivity to alcohol

​Lymphoma should not be confused with leukemia, here is why.

Lymphoma Is Not Leukemia

Lymphoma is different from leukemia. Each one starts in various types of cells. Lymphoma begins in lymphocytes and leukemia in blood-forming cells inside the bone marrow.

spleen

​The spleen is an organ under the lower ribs on the left side of the body, picture by DBCLS

Spleen cancer is a tumor that develops in your spleen. Cancer that starts in the spleen can cause it to enlarge. If this happens, you might:

  • ​Have pain in the upper-left side of your belly
  • ​Develop frequent infections
  • ​Bleed easily
  • ​Have anemia (low red blood cells)
  • ​Experience fatigue
  • ​Have large lymph nodes
  • ​Experience fever
  • ​Sweat or experience chills
  • ​Lose lots of weight
  • ​Have a swollen belly
  • ​Feel chest pain
  • ​Cough or have a shortness of breath

​Most of the time, cancer in the spleen is a lymphoma, but leukemia can also affect it.

One big reason why we get lymphoma is because of stress and emotional trauma.

​Stress Lymphoma Causes ​

Dr. Geerd Hamer revolutionized our thinking about stress and diseases. He was a German doctor that worked at a cancer clinic in Munich, Germany. One day Dr. Hamer learned that his son Dirk got shot by an Italian prince.

This event was a huge ordeal for Hamer. Not long after this stressful event, he developed testicular cancer.

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer

Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer

Dr. Hamer wondered if the loss of his son had anything to do with his cancer. He wanted to know if other cancer patients also had some trauma before their diagnosis.

So he interviewed thousands of cancer patients about their struggles. Hamer also took CT-scans of their brains. After he had gathered all the data, he then analyzed everything. 

Hamer then made a fantastic discovery. 

Cancer Starts In The Brain

He found that every cancer patient had some emotional trauma before their diagnosis. Patients that had the same kind of cancer also shared a similar emotional trauma.

Hamer also discovered that a specific part of the brain lit up on the CT-scans after you had cancer.

If you had breast cancer, a certain area activated on the brain scan. You could spot these changes as rings on the CT-scans. Hamer called these rings Hamer herds. 

Brain pain

The brain starts the cancer program

Dr. Hamer learned that every cancer starts in the brain. The brain part affected by the shock relays it to the corresponding organ. 

Every cancer starts as an emotional shock, that affects the brain, the psyche, and the organ at the same time. It is not the event that causes cancer, rather your emotional interpretation.

Five people can go through the same event and get five different cancers. What kind of cancer they get depend on how they interpret the situation. 

Hamer discovered that cancer and diseases are biological programs. These programs help the body to survive.

Cancer Is A Natural Biological Program

Cancer has a natural meaning. The body is not interested in killing itself. Instead, it wants to survive at all cost. Sometimes this means creating cancer cells. 

The body, while intelligent, can’t distinguish between an imagined or real situation. So thinking about a problem can keep your cancer alive even if you’re not in danger.

Hamer learned that cancer runs in two phases. We have the active disease stage where the tumor grows. And when you heal from the emotional trauma, your body goes through the healing phase.

girl in the woods

​Cancer is a natural biological program

Hamer also discovered that cancer on the left side of the body was a mother/child conflict. And the right side represented a partner conflict. It could be a life partner, a sibling, friend, or business partner.

In a left-handed person, it is the opposite. So the left side represents a partner conflict and the right side a mother/child conflict.

So this was what Dr. Hamer discovered about lymphoma.

Emotional Causes Of Lymph​oma

According to Dr. Hamer, the cerebral medulla in the brain controls the lymph vessels and lymph nodes.

The left side of the brain controls the right side of lymph vessels and nodes. And the right side of the cerebral manages the left lymph vessels and lymph nodes.  

Body parts that share the same brain relays are: 

  • ​The bones
  • ​Lymph vessels
  • ​Connective tissue
  • ​Skeletal muscles
  • ​Blood vessels
  • ​Fat tissue

​The biological conflict of lymph vessels and lymph nodes is a self-devaluation conflict. It’s your critical thoughts about yourself. Self-devaluation conflicts are the primary conflict theme of the cerebral medulla. 

There are slight nuances of the self-devaluation conflict based on the location of the lymphoma. Here are some lymphoma causes ​that Dr. Hamer discovered while talking to his patients:

​Cervical Nodes

Cervical nodes located in the neck is an intellectual self-devaluation conflict. You can trigger this conflict if you failed at a mental task at school or work or made a mistake. Or if you got condescending remarks from someone. 

Some examples include teachers, coaches, employers, colleagues, a parent or a partner.

​It is the feeling of being slow or stupid. People that have a demanding intellectual occupation often get this kind of lymphoma. Some professions often afflicted with it might be scholars, academics, or writers. 

Or it can be persons that base their self-worth on their intellectual achievements. Overambitious people are more susceptible to this conflict. 

Self-talks (“I am an idiot!”, “I am not smart enough!”) can generate a self-inflicted loss of self-worth. The fear of failing might also activate the conflict. Unexpected injustice may also cause it.

Axillary Nodes

​Axillary nodes located in the armpits is a relationship self-devaluation conflict. It manifests when you think you failed as a:

  • ​Partner
  • ​Son
  • ​Colleague
  • ​Teammate
  • ​Parent
  • ​Daughter
  • ​Friend
  • ​Business partner

​​This conflict often starts when you feel guilt and self-blame. It can also happen if you feel you’re not able to hold, embrace, or hug someone. 

A lymphoma in the armpit reveals that you have healed this conflict. For a right-handed person, the swelling occurs on the right side if it is a partner conflict. Women can develop lymphoma in the axillary nodes if they feel they failed as a mother or partner. 

A breast cancer diagnosis can also provoke a self-devaluation conflict. It may happen when you imagine yourself without your breasts. This is why lymphoma is one of the most frequent cancers following breast cancer. 

Abdominal Nodes 

Abdominal nodes in the lower abdomen is a self-devaluation conflict tied to the abdominal area.

One common trigger is a cancer diagnosis. You can get it if you have stomach cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer, or pancreas cancer.

Inguinal nodes

Inguinal nodes located in the groin is an I’m unable to endure a situation conflict.

You can get it if you feel there are too many unexpected demands. Some thoughts that might ​go through your head are:

  • ​"This is too much to carry!"
  • ​“I can’t manage it!”
  • ​“I can’t get through this!”
  • ​“This is too much to carry!”
  • ​“I can’t manage it!”
  • ​“I can’t get through this!”

​Inguinal nodes may also swell if you experience a sexual self-devaluation conflict. Some examples include:

  • ​Sexual abuse
  • ​Erectile dysfunction
  • ​Not performing as expected
  • ​Finding out that your partner is having an affair
  • ​Sexual rejection
  • ​Feeling devalued below the waist
  • ​Not getting pregnant
  • ​Miscarriages
  • ​A hysterectomy(removal of the uterus)
  • ​A prostate cancer diagnosis
  • ​Prostate surgery
  • ​Urinary incontinence

​Popliteal Nodes

Popliteal nodes located near the knees is a physical performance conflict.

Popliteal Nodes

Popliteal Nodes, picture by Cancer Research UK

This conflict may manifest if you:

  • ​Have difficulties walking or climbing stairs
  • ​Can't keep up
  • ​Perform poorly in sports
  • ​Lose a game
  • ​​Need to sit on the reserve bench
  • Heard humiliating remarks by your instructor
  • ​Did not perform up to the expectations of a coach, parent, or spouse
  • ​Felt less mobile during pregnancy
  • ​Can't move well because of ​weight gain

​Spleen

The biological conflict linked to the spleen is a bleeding or injury conflict. It is a self-devaluation conflict associated with blood

The conflict might trigger because of: 

  • ​A bleeding due to an injury
  • ​Hemorrhaging
  • ​Heavy periods
  • ​​Blood in the stool, urine or vaginal discharge
  • ​A leukemia diagnosis
  • ​A positive HIV test
  • ​Being on dialysis
  • ​​Blood transfusions
  • ​Distressing blood test results
  • ​Taking blood-thinning medications

​Pharyngeal Ducts

Non-Hodgkins lymphoma starts in the pharyngeal ducts. The biological conflict linked to the pharyngeal ducts is a male frontal-fear conflict. Or it can be a female powerless conflict

A frontal-fear conflict is a big fear of heading into a dangerous situation. Or it can be something terrible that is moving directly towards you. You can experience the conflict in real terms if you’re part of a head-on accident. 

Pharyngeal-Ducts

​Nasal cavity lateral, picture by Mark Guim

Or a frontal attack by a person or an animal. A threatening confrontation, with a government agency or bank, may also trigger it. Or you might hear disturbing news that put you off guard.

Often, the conflict happens during follow-up examinations or medical procedure such as surgery.

One of the most common frontal-fear conflicts is a cancer diagnosis. Hamer often called the conflict related to the pharyngeal ducts a cancer fear conflict. 

A female powerless conflict is when you feel helpless. Some examples include:

  • “There is nothing I can do about this”
  • ​“My hands are tied”
  • ​“I’m not in control of the situation”

​Often this conflict relates to any external control or decision made over one’s head.

One famous lymphoma case is Anita Moorjani. Let’s explore how her emotional stress caused it and how she healed from it.

Anita Moorjani's Amazing Lymphoma Healing Story

Anita wrote a great book called “Dying to be me.” In this book, she described her four-year journey with lymphoma. Her cancer journey confirms what Dr. Hamer already discovered about lymphoma.

Anita Marjooni was born in Singapore of Indian parents. In her household, she grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and Indian dialect. Anita lived in Hong Kong and worked in the corporate world for several years. 

Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani

Her parents wanted her to marry and raise children. She was not able to express who she was and had a hard time loving herself. Anita was afraid of failing, letting people down, and not being good enough. 

Her entire life, she lived in fear of disappointing others. She battled with the part of herself that wanted to go her path. Anita dreamed of climbing Machu Picchu, enjoying paella in Spain, and visiting Paris.

Deep down, she wanted the freedom to be herself but didn’t know how. 

​Why She Developed Lymphoma​

Anita felt she had to try her hardest to measure up to the cultural rules set before her. She believed she needed to be a good Indian girl by marrying and having children. 

Anita was a people pleaser and feared disapproval from anyone. She bent over backward to avoid people thinking ill of her. Over the years, she lost herself in the process. 

Indian nature

​Anita felt she had to measure up to the cultural rules in India

She was so wrapped up in cultural expectations that she didn’t know what was important to her. Anita had a hard time saying no to others requests and was afraid of disappointing other people.

​She wanted to explore the world and fulfill her dreams and didn’t feel like following the mold.

It wasn’t long before fear began to manifest itself in her body.

Anita’s Cancer Journey

In the Spring of 2002, Anita noticed a firm swelling just above her left collar bone. Oncologists later diagnosed it as stage two Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Anita was reluctant to undergo conventional therapies and tried various alternative approaches. 

Her disease slowly progressed over the next two years. By 2005, it began to interfere with her well-being. Her cancer spread and the lymph nodes got larger. Anita also felt typical lymphoma symptoms such as night sweats, fever, and itching.

She also had an accumulation of fluid on both sides of her chest. Throughout 2005 she needed to drain the excess liquid as it interfered with her breathing. By Christmas 2005, her condition accelerated, and she began a downward spiral. 

dark hallway in hospital

Anita went into a coma after four years with lymphoma

Anita’s lymphoma spread to her neck and chest wall and infiltrated her skin. It resulted in large infected ulcers that would not heal. Anita lost a lot of weight as she was unable to eat. She also experienced fatigue and muscle wasting. 

One day she found herself unable to get out of the bed. Her entire face, neck, and left arm were swollen like a balloon. 

Anita's husband and mother called her family doctor for help, who urged them to get her to the hospital right away. There, an oncologist was alerted and was shocked by the shape Anita was in. 

Not soon after she went into a coma and had a near-death experience. This event would later change her life and lead to her healing journey.

​The Near-death Experience That Changed Her Life

Anita entered into a near-death experience (NDE). In this state, she discovered the truth about life. Before the NDE, Anita always thought she needed to work at being lovable. 

woman floating in the sky

Anita had a near-death experience

But after this incredible experience, she realized she was love. Just the fact that she existed made her deserve it. This understanding made her recognize that she no longer had anything to fear. 

Once she woke up again​, she knew that every single cell would respond to the decision. 

What Happened After ​Anita Woke Up From ​Her Coma

Within two days of coming out of the coma, Anita's organs started functioning again. The swelling caused by toxins subsided considerably. Anita was optimistic and requested that the doctors remove the food tube. 

doctor writing

​Anita's doctors couldn't find any tumors

The oncologist that performed his routine checkup couldn’t hide his surprise when her tumors started to shrink.

Doctors came into her room looking concerned as they couldn't find any tumors. There was no cancer to be found in her bone marrow biopsy. 

Anita's oncologist thought it was impossible for her cancer to disappear that fast.

​So the doctors then sent her bone-marrow sample to one of the best pathology labs in the country. Four days later, the results returned negative. There was no trace of cancer. 

Then they made a lymph-node biopsy

Anita's Lymph-Node Biopsy Showed No More Cancer

The doctors gave Anita another few days to build up some more strength for the lymph-node biopsy. Before the procedure, she went down to the radiology department. 

The radiologist used ultrasound equipment to find ​cancer in the largest lymph node. But the same thing happened. There was no cancer.  

surgery

​​​Anita's biopsies showed no cancer

Later Anita had her biopsy. The surgeon made a small incision on the left side of her neck to remove one of her lymph nodes. But, once again, the results showed that there was no trace of cancer.

Then the doctors made a PET-scan. The results also showed that Anita was free from cancer, and her treatment came to an end. On March 9, 2006, five weeks after entering the hospital, she went home. 

So what was it that Anita discovered that healed her cancer? 

What Anita ​Realized During Her Near-death Experience

Anita discovered that we are all love. Before her NDE Anita was afraid of failing, letting people down, and not being good enough. She also feared cancer and its treatments. Anita was afraid of both living and dying.

When Anita woke up from her coma, she had changed her outlook on life completely. She no longer tried to get love from others. Instead, she knew that love was part of her being. 

self love

​Love is part of who we are

Many people don’t feel self-love and try to find it in others. The only reason why they can’t feel it is because of their negative beliefs about themselves and the world. We are love and don’t need it from others. 

Love already exists within you. The only thing that can keep you from being aware of it is self-limiting beliefs. You have to go beyond the mind and thoughts to experience your true self. It means letting ourselves be who and what we are without judgment. 

Once you know who you truly are, you cannot help but love, accept, and honor yourself. You can no longer judge yourself for making mistakes.

One way to love yourself is to work on your thoughts and stop seeking love from other people. Learn how to do that below.

Summary

​The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and is made up of mainly lymphocytes.

​It maintains the balance of fluid between the blood and tissues. The lymph system also defends against intruders, and absorbs fats.

There are two main types of lymphocytes, b cells, and t cells.

Lymph nodes are bean-sized collections of lymphocytes.

Lymphatic vessels are thin-walled tubes structured like blood vessels, that carry lymph.

Lymph is the fluid that flows through the lymphatic system.

The spleen ​makes lymphocytes and other immune system cells.

The bone marrow ​handles the creation of new blood cells, including some lymphocytes.

The thymus ​is vital in the development of T ​cells.

Adenoids and tonsils​ help make antibodies against germs.

The stomach, intestines, and many other organs ​have lymph tissue.

Lymphoma is cancer that starts in the lymphatic system.

There are two main lymphoma subtypes ​such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is cancer that starts in lymphocytes.

Hodgkin lymphoma affects a specific type of white blood cells called Reed-Sternberg cells.

Lymphoma is different from leukemia.

Every cancer starts as an emotional shock, that affects the brain, the psyche, and the organ at the same time.

Cancer is a biological program.

​The cerebral medulla in the brain controls the lymph vessels and lymph nodes.

The biological conflict of lymph vessels and lymph nodes is a self-devaluation conflict.

Cervical nodes located in the neck is an intellectual self-devaluation conflict.

Axillary nodes located in the armpits is a relationship self-devaluation conflict.

Abdominal nodes in the lower abdomen is a self-devaluation conflict tied to the abdominal area.

Inguinal nodes located in the groin is an I’m unable to endure a situation conflict.

Popliteal Nodes located near the knees is a physical performance conflict.

The biological conflict linked to the pharyngeal ducts is a male frontal-fear conflict​ or a female powerless conflict.

Anita Moorjani healed from her lymphoma after ​her near-death experience.


​How To ​​Stop Lymphoma

​1. ​​Let go of your self-devaluation trauma

2. Forgive your parents

3. Use natural cancer remedies

Action Steps

Today you learned some lymphoma causes. If you want to stop lymphoma, you need to look at your stressful trauma. This ordeal often happens 6-24 months before your cancer diagnosis. 

Can you remember some trauma that made you self critical? Letting go of this shock is your key to preventing lymphoma. You should also look at your relationship with your parents and forgive them.

I’ve created a workbook that you can use to let go of these negative feelings. You’ll also learn different detoxes and other natural remedies you can use to stop lymphoma.

Download your free copy below.

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About the Author Simon Persson

Simon Persson is a holistic cancer blogger with a passion for natural health cures. When he is not blogging, he enjoys nature, cooking and learning about the latest gadgets on the market.

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