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
- Night sweats
- 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.