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Leukemia, Lymphoma / Blood Cancers Mini Guide TOC - What Increases Your Risk

Some things can increase your chances of getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). These things are called risk factors. But many people who get non-Hodgkin's lymphoma don't have any of these risk factors. And some people who have risk factors don't get the disease.

Risk factors include:2

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Last Updated: November 14, 2014
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