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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma information

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or NHL) is cancer that develops in the lymphatic system from cells called lymphocytes, which are a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight infections.

NHL can develop in many parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, bone marrow, spleen, thymus and digestive tract.


NHL is the seventh-most common type of cancer in the United States. It is more common in adults than children. It also tends to be more common in men than women.

How non-Hodgkin lymphoma develops

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma types

Read about different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms

Read about common non-Hodgkin lymphoma symptoms.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk factors

Read about common risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma stages

Learn about the stages of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

How we help

We understand you may be feeling overwhelmed with questions and concerns about your cancer and what it all means. Your care team at CTCA will present you with options and guidance so you can make informed decisions about your treatment.