What Is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

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What is Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma?

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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, also known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, NHL, or just lymphoma, is a type of blood cancer that starts in white blood cells. Theses white blood cells are called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system and can travel throughout the body to defend the body from injection.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has a range of different subtypes. Each of them are caused by different reasons. Among others, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and follicular lymphoma are the common ones.

Compared to the other general subtype of lymphoma, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is more common, accounting for about 4% of all cancer cases in the US.

 

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