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General Information About Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

KEY POINTS

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lymph system.
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be indolent or aggressive.
  • Older age, being male, and having a weakened immune system can increase the risk of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Signs and symptoms of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma include swollen lymph nodes, fever, drenching night sweats, weight loss, and fatigue.
  • Tests that examine the lymph system and other parts of the body are used to help diagnose and stage adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.

Read the full article on the National Cancer Institute website.

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