Non-Hodgkin lymphomaDiagnosis

If you see your GP because you're concerned about symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, they'll ask about your health and may carry out a simple physical examination.


Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, a network of vessels and glands found throughout your body.


The exact cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is unknown. It's more common in people who have a weakened immune system.


The main treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma are chemotherapy, radiotherapy and anti-cancer medicines called monoclonal antibodies.


The main symptom of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is swollen glands that do not go away.

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