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Can I prevent Non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

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Because most causes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are unknown, there are few ways known to prevent it.

Researchers are looking into prevention of infections that have been associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, such as HHV-8, HIV, HTLV-1, and H. pylori. Avoiding exposure to certain chemicals, like lead, arsenic, pesticides, vinyl chloride, and asbestos, may help lower your chances of it. If you could be exposed to these chemicals, wear appropriate protective safety equipment on the job and around the house.

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American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Learn About Cancer: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

National Cancer Institute: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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