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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (sometimes called NHL, or just lymphoma) is a cancer that starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body’s immune system. Here we will discuss NHL in adults.

Learn About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Whether you’re worried about developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and what you might be able to do to reduce your risk.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment and Support

If you are facing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from non-Hodgkin lymphoma. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history. 

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Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing non-Hodgkin lymphoma?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the News

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Read about the latest developments in non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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