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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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What is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)?

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. 

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer treatment in Southwest Florida

The Lee Health Regional Cancer Center is helping patients all around Florida. If you are traveling from Naples, Bonita Springs, Estero, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, or Port Charlotte, we can help you navigate the next steps in treatment options. To learn more, call the facility at 239-343-9500

What are the 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

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Cancer Support Resources

  • Cancer support groups are gatherings that provide a secure environment for those impacted by the disease to talk about their feelings and experiences with other cancer patients.

  • Being a cancer survivor is a challenging journey. Long-term adverse effects might happen to those who have undergone cancer therapy. Lee Health Regional Cancer Center is here to help you. Schedule an appointment with an oncologist.

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