What is 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:
- Burkitt lymphoma
- diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
- primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma
- anaplastic large cell lymphoma
- lymphoblastic lymphoma
- rare lymphomas
How we care for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Children with lymphoblastic lymphoma are treated at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's through the Lymphoma Program in our Hematologic Malignancy Center. 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 cancer.
Find more in-depth information on non-Hodgkin lymphoma on the Dana-Farber website.