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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma - 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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Mantle Cell Lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma is a cancer of white blood cells, which help your body fight infections. You may hear your doctor refer to your condition as a type of "non-Hodgkin's lymphoma." These are cancers of the lymphocytes, a specific type of white blood cell. Lymphocytes are found in your lymph nodes, the pea-sized glands in your neck, groin, armpits, and other places that are part of your immune system. If you have mantle cell lymphoma, some of your lymphocytes, called "B-cell" lymphocytes,...

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NHL is not contagious and is not caused by injury.

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Last Updated: October 22, 2012
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