Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma - A to Z
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Every year around 10,300 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK. Thanks to improved treatments, survival rates for this type of cancer have risen significantly over the last 30 years.
There are many different forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Children can develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but the chance of developing the cancer increases sharply with age and most cases are in the over 60s.
People with weakened immune systems have a higher risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. There are also some infections that can increase the risk of developing the disease. But in most cases of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the cause isn’t clear.
Cancer Research UK is funding research to find the causes of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. For example, scientists are looking at faulty genes that may increase the risk of getting the disease. We are also funding research into new treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a sub-category of Children's cancers and Lymphoma
Browse content about Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Cancer incidence projections for selected cancers
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) Key Facts
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma incidence statistics
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival statistics
- Our lymphoma research
- News story: B-cell lymphoma discovery could lead to new treatments
1 May 2012
- News story: NICE approves rituximab as maintenance therapy for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
25 May 2011
- Press Release: Long-term survival from once-deadly cancers doubles
12 July 2010
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