What is Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer in the lymphatic system.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, eventually causing tumors to grow.

There are several types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which are classified by what types of cells they start in and how quickly they spread.

Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

The following are the most common symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma:

  • Painless swelling of lymph nodes in neck, underarm, and/or groin
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Recurring infections
  • Swelling in the abdomen
  • Swelling in the face and arms
  • Cough or shortness of breath 

Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphomas?

Suggested risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphomas include the following:

  • Older age
  • Male gender
  • Immune system deficiency
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Organ transplantation
  • Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterium

Diagnosing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Diagnostic procedures for non-Hodgkin lymphoma may include any of the following:

Treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma may include any of the following:

For more information on non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma treatment or to schedule an appointment, contact Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.