non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), either abnormal cells in
lymphatic system divide and grow without order or
control or old cells do not die normally. Lymphatic tissue is present in many
areas of the body, so non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can start almost anywhere in the
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may occur in a single
lymph node, a group of lymph nodes, or an organ. And
it can spread to almost any part of the body, including the
bone marrow, and
spleen. Doctors classify NHL into
stages based on where the lymphoma is growing in the
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Over time, lymphoma cells may replace the normal cells in
the bone marrow. Bone marrow failure results in the inability to produce red
blood cells that carry oxygen, white blood cells that fight infection, and
platelets that stop bleeding.
Long-term survival depends on the
type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and the stage of the disease when it is
diagnosed. Approximately 80 out of 100 people diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's
lymphoma are alive 1 year after the disease is diagnosed. That number drops to
about 65 out of 100 at 5 years and 54 out of 100 at 10 years.2
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May 28, 2010
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