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Your treatment depends on several factors. These include the number and places in the body that are affected by lymphoma.(the stage) and the type of lymphoma.

Treatment decisions

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

Targeted cancer drugs

Targeted cancer drugs work by ‘targeting’ those differences that a cancer cell has. Find out how you might have these drugs for non Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL).


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


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


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 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: 
14 Feb 2018

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