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Why is the type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma important?

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It's important to know which type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma you have because it helps your doctor find the right treatment for you.

From: Types of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Survival Rates and Factors That Affect Prognosis (Outlook) for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Tests for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Treating B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Types of B-Cell Lymphoma," "Types of T-Cell Lymphoma," "What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?"

Cancer.Net: "Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin: Subtypes."

Leukaemia Foundation: "Adult T-Cell Lymphoma," "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma," "Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma," "Follicular Lymphoma," "Mantle Cell Lymphoma," "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma," "Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma."

Mayo Clinic: "Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Diagnosis & treatment."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 20, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Survival Rates and Factors That Affect Prognosis (Outlook) for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Tests for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Treating B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Types of B-Cell Lymphoma," "Types of T-Cell Lymphoma," "What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?"

Cancer.Net: "Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin: Subtypes."

Leukaemia Foundation: "Adult T-Cell Lymphoma," "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma," "Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma," "Follicular Lymphoma," "Mantle Cell Lymphoma," "Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma," "Peripheral T-cell Lymphoma."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma," "Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Macmillan Cancer Support: "Primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma."

Mayo Clinic: "Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: Diagnosis & treatment."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 20, 2019

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