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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is part of your body’s defence (immune) system, which protects the body from infections, germs, and diseases. non-Hodgkin lymphoma affects a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.
There are different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma you have depends on the type of cells it affects and how quickly it grows and spreads.
The cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is not known.
Risks factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:
Symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:
The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include:
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be treated in different ways. This depends on your symptoms, the stage of non-Hodgkin lymphoma when you were first diagnosed, and the speed with which it is spreading. Treatment may include:
Your cancer will be staged to determine its severity and extent. Your health care provider does staging to find out whether the cancer has spread, and if so, to what parts of your body. You may need to have more tests to determine the stage of your cancer.
Follow these instructions at home regarding non-Hodgkin lymphoma:
Contact a health care provider regarding non-Hodgkin lymphoma if:
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Your consultant doctor will aim to answer all your questions regarding the cancer screening programmes and tests that could be beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing.
It is recommended that you book a personalised cancer screening consultation with one of our recognised consultant medical doctors if you have a strong family history of cancer or you have one or more risk factors that may increase your risk of developing a specific type of cancer.
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