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    Cause

    Experts don't know what causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).

    When a person has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, abnormal rapid cell growth occurs. This abnormal growth may need a "trigger" to start, such as an infection or exposure to something in your environment. There is also a link between NHL and problems with the immune system.

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    Hodgkin's Disease

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Hodgkin's Disease is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Read the Hodgkin's Disease article > >

    NHL is not contagious and is not caused by injury.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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