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Treatment

Your treatment depends on several factors. These include how far your lymphoma has spread (the stage), the type of lymphoma, and what the lymphoma looks like under the microscope (the grade). 

Treatment decisions

Find out about how your doctor decides which treatment you need for non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). And read about the types of treatment you might have. 

Treatment for low grade non Hodgkin lymphoma

Low grade non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) tends to grow slowly. Find out about treatment for limited and advanced low grade NHL. 

Treatment for high grade non Hodgkin lymphoma

High grade non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) tends to grow faster than low grade NHL. Find out more about treatment for the different stages of high grade NHL. 

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy uses anti cancer drugs to destroy cancer cells. See why and how you might have it for non Hodgkin lymphoma.

Biological therapy

Biological therapies are drugs that change the way that cells work and help the body control the growth of cancer. They can help to treat some types of non Hodgkin lymphoma.

Radiotherapy

Radiotherapy uses high energy rays to kill cancer cells. See how you might have it for non Hodgkin lymphoma.

Steroids

Find out how steroids work, and how they can be used to treat non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).

Transplants

High dose chemotherapy damages the stem cells that make blood cells in the bone marrow. So after this intensive treatment you have a stem cell or bone marrow transplant to replace the cells.

Surgery

Surgery isn’t often used as to treat non Hodgkin lymphoma. See when you might have it and what to expect at the hospital. 

Follow up

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for non Hodgkin lymphoma. 

If your non Hodgkin lymphoma comes back

Find out about treatment if your lymphoma comes back after treatment.

Last reviewed: 
02 Sep 2014

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