Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that starts in lymphocytes. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and risks in our guide to non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) include a weakened immune system, autoimmune disorders and certain infections. Learn about NHL risk.

Symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

The most common symptom of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin. Learn about symptoms of NHL.

Diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Tests to diagnose non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are done when symptoms or a routine physical exam suggest a problem. Learn about diagnosing NHL.

Grading non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Grading non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is an important part of planning treatment and estimating prognosis. Learn about the grades of NHL.

Stages of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Staging describes the extent of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in the body. Learn about the stages of NHL using the Ann Arbor staging system.

Spread of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) can spread through the lymphatic system or through the bloodstream. Learn where NHL can spread.

Prognosis and survival for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Learn about prognosis and survival for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Important prognostic factors include the stage, type of NHL and the person’s age.

Treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is based on factors including type, stage and grade of NHL and your overall health. Learn about treatments for NHL.

Supportive care for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Supportive care helps people meet the physical, practical, emotional and spiritual challenges of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is an important part of cancer care. There are many programs and services available to help meet the needs and improve the quality of life of people living with cancer and their loved ones, especially after treatment has ended.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma statistics

Cancer statistics tell us how many people in Canada are diagnosed with and die from non-Hodgkin lymphoma in a certain time frame.