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Signs and symptoms of non-hodgkin lymphoma may include:

  • Swelling of lymph nodes in neck, underarm, groin, or stomach
  • Fever for no known reason
  • Recurring night sweats
  • Feeling very tired
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Skin rash/itchy skin
  • Pain in chest, abdomen, or bones

Factors that may increase your risk of developing non-hodgkin lymphoma include:

  • Being older, male, and/or Caucasian
  • Having an inherited immune disorder, and autoimmune disease, HIV/AIDS, H. pylori infection
  • Taking immunosuppressants after an organ transplant

Some tests that your provider may do to determine if you have non-hodgkin lymphoma include:

  • Physical exam – check for lumps/swollen lymph nodes
  • Flow cytometry – look at cells to determine if cancer markers are present
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy – remove a small piece of bone marrow to look at under a microscope to determine if there are signs of cancer
  • Lymph node biopsy – remove all or part of a lymph node to look at under a microscope to determine if there are signs of cancer

Types of treatment for non-hodgkin lymphoma include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Watchful waiting
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy

To learn more about non-hodgkin lymphoma and find additional support visit:

https://www.cancer.gov/types/lymphoma/patient/adult-hodgkin-treatment-pdq

https://www.lymphoma.org/

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