Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - What Happens
In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), either abnormal cells in the lymphatic system divide and grow without order or control or old cells do not die normally.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Treatment Overview
Learn about treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
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.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Symptoms
Symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) depend on the area of the body affected by the disease. The most common symptom is a painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, or groin.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - When To Call a Doctor
Call your health professional to schedule an appointment if you have had any non-Hodgkin's lymphoma symptoms for longer than 2 weeks.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Surgery
Surgery is not used to treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. What to think about Because of recent improvements in some tests (such as the CT scan, MRI, and PET scan), exploratory surgery is rarely used to stage NHL.
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Home Treatment
During treatment for any stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), you can use home treatment to help manage the side effects that may accompany NHL or its treatment. Home treatment may be all that is needed to manage the following common problems. If your
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - Other Treatment
Radiation therapy is often the treatment of choice for early-stage or nonaggressive (indolent) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Radiation therapy may be used alone or combined with other treatment options.