Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Topic Overview
Learn about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), cancer of the cells of the lymphatic system.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Exams and Tests
If non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is suspected, your health professional will ask about your medical history and perform a physical examination. This exam includes checking for enlarged lymph nodes in your neck, underarm, or groin. A tissue sample (biopsy
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Prevention
There is no known way to prevent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Most people with NHL do not have known risk factors.
Radiation Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia
Radiation therapy is the use of high - dose X - rays to treat cancer cells that may remain after surgery, especially if all of the cancer cannot be removed. Radiation therapy is often used for the treatment of cancer, such as non - Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin's lymphoma, and all types of leukemias. Radiation therapy may be used alone or in combination with other treatment options, such as ..
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - What Increases Your Risk
No one knows exactly what increases your risk of getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Experts do agree that the disease is not caused by injury and is not contagious.
Autologous Stem Cell Transplant
What is a stem cell transplant?Most stem cells are in your bone marrow. You also have some in your blood. Bone marrow stem cells turn into red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets to help your body stay healthy. If your bone marrow is attacked by a disease such as leukemia, it can no longer make normal blood cells. In a stem cell transplant, healthy stem cells are placed in your body ...
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Treatment Overview
Learn about treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Watchful Waiting (Surveillance) for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Watchful waiting (surveillance) is a period in the treatment of non - Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) in which little or no treatment is done. It does not mean that your health professionals are giving up or refusing to give you treatment. ...
Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsy
Bone marrow aspiration removes a small amount of bone marrow fluid through a needle put into a bone. A bone marrow biopsy removes bone with the marrow inside to look at under a microscope.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Cause
The cause of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is unknown. The incidence of NHL has continued to increase over the years. It may be caused by a genetic factor and may require a "trigger, " such as exposure to something in the environment, to develop.