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.
Lymphoblastic lymphoma (LL) is a rare type of fast-growing NHL. It develops when the body makes abnormal lymphocytes. It can develop from both B-cell and T-cell lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that fight infection.
The abnormal lymphocytes (lymphoma cells) usually build up in lymph nodes but can affect other parts of the body.
LL is very similar to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and is treated in a similar way. It is most common in children and teenagers. We have more information about ALL and information written for teenagers and young adults with cancer.