Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma -- Child
- The type of cell that is involved
- The patterns of growth
- Slow growing lymphomas
- Aggressive lymphomas
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- History of chemotherapy and radiation therapy
- Infections involving the immune system, such as HIV/AIDS or Epstein-Barr virus
- Chronic hepatitis C infection
- Genetic conditions, such as ataxia telangiectasia, X-linked lymphoproliferative disease, or Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
- A parent with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, especially if they had it at an early age
- Painless swelling of the neck, underarm, groin, or any other lymph node area
- Unexplained fever
- Sore throat
- Constant fatigue
- Unexplained weight loss
- Itchy skin, especially on the legs and feet
- Bone and joint pain
- Chest pain or shortness of breath
Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy
- Bone marrow transplantation —Bone marrow is removed, treated, and frozen. Large doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy are applied to kill the cancer cells. After treatment, the bone marrow is replaced via a vein. Marrow may also be donated from a healthy donor.
- Peripheral stem cell transplant—Stem cells are immature cells that produce blood cells. They are removed from circulating blood before chemotherapy or radiation treatment. The cells are replaced after treatment. These cells can develop new healthy cells.
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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org
Canadian Cancer Society http://www.cancer.ca
Lymphoma Foundation Canada http://www.lymphoma.ca
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Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin website. Available at: http://www.chw.org/display/PPF/DocID/21526/router.asp. Accessed February 25, 2015.
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- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 02/2015 -
- Update Date: 05/05/2014 -
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