What You Need To Know About™ Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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This booklet is about non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the immune system. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is also called NHL.

The booklets in the What You Need To Know About™ Cancer series will be retired on June 1, 2018. You can find accurate and up-to-date information about over 100 cancer types in the PDQ® cancer treatment information summaries for patients.

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This booklet is about medical care for people with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Learning about medical care for your cancer can help you take an active part in making choices about your care. This booklet covers:

  • How non-Hodgkin lymphoma is diagnosed
  • Treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including taking part in cancer treatment research studies
  • How good nutrition and being active can help you feel better

This booklet has lists of questions to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit.

This booklet is not about Hodgkin lymphoma (also called Hodgkin disease). Hodgkin lymphoma is a different type of cancer with different treatment options. Visit our Lymphoma page for the latest information about Hodgkin lymphoma.  

The information in this booklet was last updated in September 2007.