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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) Treatment in Fort Myers

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is an immune system cancer that affects the lymphatic system. It happens when lymphocytes, which are white blood cells, grow into tumors. More people get NHL than Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Although a variety of cancers have the potential to move to the lymph nodes, only tumors that begin in the lymph tissue are classified as lymphomas.

There are B-cell lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma; most types of NHL have some categorization. From the American Cancer Society, there are around 85% of B-cell lymphoma cases in the United States. 

The Lee Health Regional Cancer Center can provide individualized treatment plans, advanced technology, and support for the cancer journey.

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What Are Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)

There aren't many symptoms unique to lymphoma, after explaining why diagnosing a condition can occasionally be challenging. The location of NHL cancer and the implicated organs both affect potential symptoms.

Symptoms of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma include:

  • Enlarged spleen or liver
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue
  • Chest pain
  • Night sweats
  • Itchy skin

If you have any of these symptoms and have concerns speak to your primary care doctor.

Treatment Options for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Our cancer care team will discuss your treatment options if you've been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The primary treatment for Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is Chemotherapy. Additional treatment options include:

  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Chemotherapy Treatment in Fort Myers

  • Chemotherapy and Infusion Services

    Lee Health Regional Cancer Center offers outpatient and inpatient chemotherapy and infusion services in Fort Myers, FL. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment please call 239-343-9500