It is best to read this information with our general information about non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). If you have any more questions, you can ask your doctor or nurse at the hospital where you are having treatment.
This information is about Burkitt lymphoma in adults. Burkitt lymphoma can also affect children. If you need more information about lymphoma in children, you can contact the Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.
Burkitt lymphoma (BL) is a rare type of fast-growing NHL. It develops when B-cells (also called B-lymphocytes) become abnormal. B-cells are white blood cells that fight infection.