The causes for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma are unknown and continue to be the subject of extensive research. At the OSUCCC – James, expert medical researchers continually focus on ways to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure cancer.
In fact, the OSUCCC – James is consistently paving the way in leading-edge therapies and discoveries, leading to even more highly targeted care and treatment.
Couple that with world-renowned diagnostic experts and the most advanced diagnostic techniques to enable physicians to detect non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as early as possible, and patients are experiencing improved outcomes, faster responses to treatment and fewer side effects.
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Risk FactorsAnything that increases the chance of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is a risk factor.
NHL risk factors include:
- Having an inherited immune disorder known as Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
- Having HIV/AIDS
- Taking immunosuppressant drugs after an organ transplant
- Past radiation treatment
- Having a relative with Lymphoma or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
These risk factors are slight, and not everyone with a risk will develop Hodgkin’s lymphoma. If you have risk factors, however, it’s important to talk with your doctor.
If you’ve been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, would like a second opinion or would like to speak with a lymphoma specialist, please call The James Line at 800-293-5066 or 614-293-5066 to make an appointment.