Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma occurs when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow abnormally and form tumors. Because the lymphatic system traverses the body, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can originate anywhere and spread to organs like the liver, bone marrow, and spleen.

Symptoms of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma may include swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits, or groin, abdominal pain or swelling, chest pain, coughing or trouble breathing, persistent fatigue, and unintentional weight loss.

Doctors in the GW Cancer Center’s Malignant Hematology Program may treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma using a combination of immunotherapy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy, depending on the patient’s needs.