Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by a change (mutation) in the DNA of a type of white blood cell called lymphocytes, although the exact reason why this happens isn't known.
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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.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system, a network of vessels and glands found throughout your body.
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