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Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma, see the following:

  • What You Need to Know About™ Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scans and Cancer
  • Drugs Approved for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  • Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Targeted Cancer Therapies
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Targeted Therapies (Advances in Targeted Therapies and Targeted Therapies for Lymphoma)
  • Understanding Cancer Series: The Immune System

For more childhood cancer information and other general cancer resources, see the following:

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  • Childhood Cancers
  • CureSearch for Children's Cancer
  • Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer
  • Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
  • Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
  • Care for Children and Adolescents with Cancer
  • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
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  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
  • Cancer Library
  • Information for Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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