Non Hodgkins Lymphoma

Non - Hodgkin's Lymphoma


The lymphatic system is a part of our immune system. Clear fluid called lymph flows through the lymphatic vessels and contains infection-fighting white blood cells, known as lymphocytes.

Risk Factors

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by changes in cell DNA. Some of these changes may be genetic, some may develop during a person's lifetime due to an external influence, and still others may occur for no known reason.

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck, armpits or groin
  • Abdominal pain or swelling
  • Chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing
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Your doctor will likely ask you about your personal and family medical history. He or she may then have you undergo tests and procedures used to diagnose non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including:


Several non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treatments are available. Which treatment or combination of treatments is best for you will depend on the particulars of your lymphoma, such as the types of cells involved and whether your lymphoma is aggressive.


  • How will non-Hodgkin lymphoma affect my quality of life?
  • What are the different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
  • What’s the difference between Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
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