Cancer Treatment Centers of America

We're available 24/7
(800) 615-3055

Chat online with us

Chat now

Other ways to contact us

(800) 615-3055

Have questions? Call (800) 615-3055 to speak to a cancer information specialist.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma types

Lymphomas are classified based on the type of lymphocyte involved as well as several other factors, including cell size and how the cancer grows.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma includes all kinds of lymphomas except Hodgkin lymphoma (also known as Hodgkin’s disease), which is marked by the presence of an abnormal lymphocyte called the Reed-Sternberg cell (or B lymphocyte).

cancer types

Types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

There are more than 30 distinct types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing or high grade) or indolent (slow-growing or low grade) types.

NHL is further divided according to the cell type involved. There are two main types of lymphocytes: B-lymphocytes (or B cells) and T-lymphocytes (or T cells). Most types of non-Hodgkin lymphomas develop from B cells.

  • Some forms of B-cell NHL include: diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma.
  • Some forms of T-cell NHL include: mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, peripheral T-cell lymphoma and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma.

We're here to guide you through the cancer journey

We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed with questions and concerns about your type of cancer and what it all means. We're here to help guide you through the process.

Our hospital
Explore our cancer hospitals, which house the latest treatments, technologies and integrative oncology services under one roof.
Patient centered
Discover our patient-centered approach, and how you get all your questions answered in a single visit by a dedicated team of cancer experts.
Contact us
Discuss treatment options with an Oncology Information Specialist, who is available 24/7 at (800) 615-3055, or chat with us.

Have a question?

Our Oncology Information Specialists are here 24/7 to answer your questions. Call us or chat online now.


(800) 615-3055

Click Here To Chat Now