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What Is Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma isn't one disease – it's a group of cancers that originate in cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes. The non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) are a diverse group of blood cancers that include any kind of lymphoma except Hodgkin lymphoma. They all start in lymph tissue and share some similarities in how the cells look under a microscope.

    Types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include:

    Non-Hodgkin lymphoma treatment at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's

    Children with non-Hodgkin lymphoma are treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's through our Lymphoma Program. One of the top pediatric cancer centers worldwide, Dana-Farber/Boston Children's combines the expertise of a premier cancer center – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute – and a world-class children's hospital – Boston Children's Hospital – to provide internationally-renowned care for children with cancers of the blood and immune system.

    Learn more about non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    Find more in-depth information on  non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's website, including Hodgkin lymphoma causes, diagnosis, treatment and latest research.