Treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
If you have non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), your healthcare team will create a treatment plan just for you. It will be based on your needs and specific information about the cancer. When deciding which treatments to offer for NHL, your healthcare team will consider:
- the type of NHL
- the stage of the cancer
- the grade – if the NHL is indolent (low grade, slow growing) or aggressive (high grade, fast growing)
- your prognostic factors
- your age
- your overall health
- if you have already been treated for NHL
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