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Pediatric Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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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Meet the Providers Who Treat NonHodgkin Lymphoma

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Departments that Treat Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Blood and Marrow Transplant

Our blood and bone marrow disease experts provide advanced transplant procedures for children and teenagers.

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Our oncology (cancer) team provides personalized treatment plans for children with cancer, including access to clinical trials.

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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.