Because of a lapse in government funding, the information on this website may not be up to date transactions submitted via the website may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.

The NIH Clinical Center (the research hospital of NIH) is open. For more details about its operating status, please visit

Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at

What You Need To Know About™ Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

  • Resize font
  • Print
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Pinterest

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

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.