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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 
A new Patient Survival Report released in April 2017 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration reveals OHC and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Blood Cancer Center are leading in survival rates. Allogeneic patients (recipients of bone marrow transplants using cells from related and unrelated donors) of the Blood Cancer Center have the highest survival rate for one year.

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LYMPHOMA is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymphatic system. There are many types of lymphoma. One type is called Hodgkin disease. The rest are called non-Hodgkin lymphoma (or NHL), which is what this page will deal with.

NON-HODGKIN LYMPHOMA is cancer of the lymphoid tissue, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen, and other organs of the immune system. There are many different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). It is grouped according to how fast the cancer spreads. The cancer may be growing slowly, moderately, or fast. Burkitt’s lymphoma is an example of a fast-growing lymphoma. Follicular lymphoma is a slow-growing lymphoma.

Most of the time, doctors can’t determine why a person gets non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, lymphomas may develop in people with weakened immune systems. For example, the risk of lymphoma increases after an organ transplant or in people with HIV infection.