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Surgery isn't often used to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But it can be used to remove a lymph node for testing, to remove limited disease from an affected organ or more rarely to remove the spleen.

Types of surgery

Surgery isn’t often used to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This is because other treatments such as chemotherapy, targeted drugs or radiotherapy usually work well and are the main treatments.

Preparing for surgery

Find out what happens before surgery, the people you'll meet and the exercises you need to do. 

Going into hospital

Find out about what you need to take in, what to expect and how to prepare to make it less stressful.

You'll probably go into hospital on the day of your operation.

On the day

Find out what happens on the day of your surgery and how you have an anaesthetic.

After surgery

Find out what to expect and possible problems after surgery.

Last reviewed: 
14 Nov 2017

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