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What causes follicular lymphoma?

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Doctors don't know what causes follicular and other non-Hodgkin's lymphomas. Unlike some cancers, they aren't passed down in families. In some cases, radiation or cancer-causing chemicals, or certain infections, may be a cause. But other times, the cause isn't clear.

From: Follicular Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment?" "Learning to live with uncertainty."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Follicular Lymphoma," "Support Programs and Resources."

Lymphomation: "Follicular (Center Cell) Lymphoma."

Up to Date: "Patient information: Follicular lymphoma in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fine Needle Aspiration."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "What's new in non-Hodgkin lymphoma research and treatment?" "Learning to live with uncertainty."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Follicular Lymphoma," "Support Programs and Resources."

Lymphomation: "Follicular (Center Cell) Lymphoma."

Up to Date: "Patient information: Follicular lymphoma in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery: "Fine Needle Aspiration."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 28, 2018

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