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Overview:

Lymphoma is a broad term for cancer that begins in cells of the lymph system. Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in cells that are part of the body’s immune system. The two main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Hodgkin lymphoma can often be cured. Hodgkin Lymphoma (HL), Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children, Lymphoma of the Skin, and Waldenstromb Macroglobulinemia. Lymphomas are cancers that start in white blood cells called lymphocytes.

Who treats lymphoma?

Hematologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, bone marrow transplant doctors, pediatric oncologists, and dermatologists

Treatment options:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy drugs (for NHL)
  • Surgery (for NHL)
  • Skin-directed treatments for skin lymphomas
  •  Biological therapy (for WM)
  • Plasmapheresis (for WM)
  • Stem Cell Transplant (WM)

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Source: National Cancer Institute


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