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Non-Hodgkin lymphomaNNon-Hodgkin lymphomaNon-Hodgkin lymphomaEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)Body;Lymph nodesLymphatic systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.4000000000000075.2000000000000349.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>As the name suggests, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) means cancer of the lymphatic system that is not <a href="/Article?contentid=3424&language=English">Hodgkin lymphoma</a>. NHL is less common in teenagers than Hodgkin lymphoma.</p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=3423&language=English">Lymphoma</a> can start with a mutation in a T-lymphocyte (T-cell NHL) or a B-lymphocyte (B-cell NHL). The mutation creates cancerous cells that can form tumours. The tumours in NHL often form in the lymph nodes. The tumours might be in only one area of the body, or they may be in lymph nodes in different areas such as the neck and the belly. The NHL tumour may even be found outside the lymphatic system.</p>
Lymphome non hodgkinienLLymphome non hodgkinienNon-Hodgkin lymphomaFrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)Body;Lymph nodesLymphatic systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2018-09-22T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Comme son nom l’indique, le lymphome non hodgkinien (LNH) signifie un cancer du système lymphatique autre que <a href="/Article?contentid=3424&language=French&hub=cancer">le lymphome de Hodgkin</a>. Chez les adolescents, le LNH est moins fréquent que le lymphome de Hodgkin.</p><p> <a href="/Article?contentid=3423&language=French&hub=cancer">Le lymphome</a> peut provenir des lymphocytes T (LNH T) ou des lymphocytes B (LNH B). La mutation crée des cellules cancéreuses qui peuvent former des tumeurs. Les tumeurs du LNH se forment souvent dans les ganglions lymphatiques. Les tumeurs peuvent se limiter à une seule partie du corps, ou elles peuvent se répandre aux ganglions lymphatiques de différentes régions, comme le cou et le ventre. Une tumeur du LNH peut même se trouver hors du système lymphatique.</p>

 

 

 

 

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma3425.00000000000Non-Hodgkin lymphomaNon-Hodgkin lymphomaNEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)Body;Lymph nodesLymphatic systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z6.4000000000000075.2000000000000349.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>As the name suggests, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) means cancer of the lymphatic system that is not <a href="/Article?contentid=3424&language=English">Hodgkin lymphoma</a>. NHL is less common in teenagers than Hodgkin lymphoma.</p><p><a href="/Article?contentid=3423&language=English">Lymphoma</a> can start with a mutation in a T-lymphocyte (T-cell NHL) or a B-lymphocyte (B-cell NHL). The mutation creates cancerous cells that can form tumours. The tumours in NHL often form in the lymph nodes. The tumours might be in only one area of the body, or they may be in lymph nodes in different areas such as the neck and the belly. The NHL tumour may even be found outside the lymphatic system.</p><p>There are many types of NHL and each type can be quite different. To diagnose the type of NHL you have, the doctor will look at: </p><ul><li>what the cancerous cell looks like under a microscope</li><li>the DNA inside the cancerous cell</li></ul><h2>What are the symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?</h2><p>Symptoms are signals from your body that something is wrong. Sometimes with NHL, you do not even feel symptoms or you may think any symptoms you have are a sign of a cold or the flu instead.</p><p>The most common symptom of NHL is swollen, painless, lymph nodes that feel like a lump under the skin.</p><p>Some people also have symptoms that affect their whole body. These are called systemic symptoms and include:</p><ul><li>feeling like you have a cold or the flu</li><li>fever</li><li>sweating at night to the point that your pyjamas are wet</li><li>losing weight</li><li>being very tired</li></ul><p>NHL tumours can affect different parts of the body.</p><ul><li>If the tumour is in your abdomen (belly), you might have abdominal pain.</li><li>If the tumour is in your chest, you might have a cough or feel like you cannot breathe well.</li><li>If NHL is in your skin, you might have itchy red or purple bumps under your skin.</li><li>NHL can also cause tumours in the brain or spinal cord. </li></ul><p>If you have any questions about your type of NHL, what it means, your treatment, or anything else about your cancer, ask someone on your health-care team. Your doctors and nurses want to help you understand.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Non-Hodgkin_lymphoma_teen.jpg