What is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. There are two main type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. These are high-grade or aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and low grade or indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
How common is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is the most common type of lymphoma. Over 9,700 people in the UK are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma each year. The average age at diagnosis is around 65. The rate of increase of the disease in the UK is around 4% a year.
What are the symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma?
Symptoms may include night sweats, fever and chills that come and go, itching, swollen lymph nodes and weight loss.
How is non-Hodgkin's lymphoma treated?
Treatment depends on the type of lymphoma, the stage of the cancer, your age and health and your symptoms. Treatment includes radiation therapy, chemotherapy and radioimmunotherapy.
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