Types and grades

There are many different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Doctors also give NHL a grade, depending on how quickly it is likely to grow.

How doctors group non-Hodgkin lymphomas

Doctors look at several different factors to group non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Find out more about this. 

Low grade NHL

Find out about low grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), what low grade means, and different types.

High grade NHL

Find out about high grade lymphomas, what high grade means, and the different types. 

Follicular lymphoma

Follicular lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is usually slow growing and called a low grade lymphoma.

Diffuse large B cell lymphoma

Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). DLBCL grows quickly and your treatment starts soon after diagnosis.

Burkitt lymphoma

Burkitt lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is fast growing (high grade) so you have treatment soon after diagnosis.

Skin lymphoma

There are 2 main types of skin lymphoma cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and cutaneous B cell lymphoma (CBCL). Find out what skin (cutaneous) lymphoma is, more about the different types and how it is treated.

Mantle cell lymphoma

Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare type of B cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Find out about the symptoms and treatment.

MALT lymphoma

This low grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) starts in the mucosa which lines some body organs and cavities. Find out more about the symptoms and treatment. 

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma

Angioimmunoblastic lymphoma (AITL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is a high grade (aggressive) lymphoma that affects blood cells called T cells.

Richter’s syndrome

Richter’s syndrome is a very rare type of high grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). People who develop Richter's syndrome have a type of blood cancer called chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). 

Last reviewed: 
04 Dec 2020
Next review due: 
04 Dec 2023
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