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.
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Being male. NHL is more common in men than
Age. The likelihood of getting NHL
increases as you get older.
Impaired immune system. NHL is most common among those who have an
impaired immune system, an autoimmune disease, or HIV
or AIDS. It also occurs among those who take immunosuppressant medicines, such
as medicines following an organ transplant.