Symptoms of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
The signs of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can depend on where in the body it is located. Symptoms may include:
- Enlarged spleen
- Night sweats
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen belly and feeling full after a small amount of food
- Unexplained weight loss
Types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
There are many types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and they may be indolent (slow-growing) or aggressive (fast-growing). Types are determined by the kind of white blood cell from which they form: B-cells or T-cells. Nearly 85 percent of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas are B-cell lymphomas.
Each of these types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas include many subtypes:
- B-cell: follicular lymphoma, mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT), marginal zone lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, mantle cell lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, double hit lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma
- T-cell: peripheral T cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (NOS), anaplastic large cell lymphoma, angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma, extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma, subcutaneous panniculitis-like T cell lymphoma, enteropathy associated T cell lymphoma, hepatosplenic T cell lymphoma, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
How we treat non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Once your non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is diagnosed, your doctor will suggest a treatment plan based on the type, its stage, your medical history, and your preferences.
We may recommend one or more of the following treatments: