Key points about non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in children
- NHL is a type of cancer in the lymphatic system.
- Symptoms depend on what part of the body is affected and where the tumor is. Common symptoms include painless swelling of lymph nodes, trouble breathing, night sweats, fever and feeling tired.
- A lymph node biopsy is needed to diagnose NHL. Many other tests are also done.
- Treatment may include medicines, radiation, stem cell transplants and surgery.
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Providers Who Treat Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Departments that Treat Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Leukemia and Lymphoma Program
We deliver comprehensive care for all blood cancers including chemotherapy, bone marrow transplant and experimental therapeutics.
Pediatric Allogeneic Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program
Patients in need of highly-specialized BMT therapy can expect compassionate care and innovative treatment from our specially-trained team.
Our oncology (cancer) team provides personalized treatment plans for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.