Understanding non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. It is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Find out how it is diagnosed, treated and how it might affect your life.

Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin) explained

Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin) explained

Lymphoma (Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin) explained

Consultant Haematologist Antony Goldstone talks about Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, how they develop, symptoms and treatment.

About our cancer information videos

Consultant Haematologist Antony Goldstone talks about Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, how they develop, symptoms and treatment.

About our cancer information videos

General information What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease of our cells. Sometimes cells go wrong and become abnormal. These cancer cells keep dividing to make more and more abnormal cells.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

In non-Hodgkin lymphoma, blood cells called lymphocytes become abnormal. It is the fifth most common cancer in the UK.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) Types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

There are many types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Different types may behave differently and need different treatments.

Lymphoma The lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is part of the immune system. To understand lymphoma, it helps to learn how the lymphatic system works.

  • Diagnosing

    symptoms, causes and risk factors of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Organising

    the practical, work and financial side

  • Treating

    non-Hodgkin lymphoma and what to expect

  • Coping

    with and after treatment for non-Hodgkin lymphoma

  • Resources

    and publications to order, download and print.

  • Types of NHL

    There are many types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. These are often described as B-cell or T-cell – depending on where they began.