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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma facts

  • NHL is a cancer that originates in the lymphatic system.
  • About 69,000 patients are diagnosed yearly, and approximately 19,000 patients die of NHL yearly in the U.S.
  • There are several subtypes of NHL, each requiring different treatments.
  • Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, weight loss, fever, and night sweats.
  • NHL is staged on a 1 to 4 scale with A (no associated symptoms like fever, weight loss, or night sweats) and B subtypes.
  • Staging the cancer is important to determine treatment and predict the outcome of treatment.
  • Depending on the stage and type of NHL, treatment can include chemotherapy, biological therapy, stem cell transplant, and/or radiation therapy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/14/2014

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