Childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma

What is childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma starts in lymphocytes. The most common type in childhood is Burkitt lymphoma. Learn about childhood NHL in our guide.

Risk factors for childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Risk factors for childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) include a weakened immune system and certain inherited conditions. Learn about childhood NHL risk.

Symptoms of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma

The most common symptom of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is swollen lymph nodes. Symptoms can vary by location. Learn about symptoms of childhood NHL.

Diagnosis of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Tests to diagnose childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), such as biopsy, are done when symptoms are present. Learn about diagnosing childhood NHL.

Stages of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)

Childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is divided into stages and risk groups for treatment. Learn about the stages and risk groups of childhood NHL.

If childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma spreads

Cancer can spread from the lymph nodes to other parts of the body. This is called metastasis. Learn where childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma can spread.

Prognosis and survival for childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Prognosis of childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) depends on factors such as stage and LDH levels. Learn about prognosis and survival of childhood NHL.

Treatments for childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Treatments for childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma include chemotherapy and stem cell transplant. Learn about treatment plans and options for childhood NHL.

Supportive care

Supportive care is an important part of cancer care. It helps children and their families meet the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of cancer. It helps improve the quality of life of children living with cancer. It can help children to cope with cancer, its treatment and possible side effects.

Childhood non-Hodgkin lymphoma statistics

Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphomas are the 3rd most common childhood cancer. Learn about statistics for childhood lymphomas in Canada.

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