You will find more about the treatment of lymphoma in the booklets published by The Lymphoma Association.
Please telephone their helpline 0808 808 5555 for a copy.
Lymphoma can affect lymph nodes in all parts of the body. It can also involve other organs, such as the spleen or the bone marrow. Like other cancers, lymphoma can affect the function of the tissue involved. For example, someone with lymphoma in the bone marrow might not be able to make new blood cells.
Although lymphoma is a disease of the lymphatic system, it can also happen in other areas of the body. For example, lymphoma can affect the stomach, the skin, or the liver.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is called high grade when the cells appear to be dividing quite quickly. They are also called aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Some types of high grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma will grow faster than others.
The most common high grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Other high grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas include:
peripheral T-cell lymphoma
High grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas are more common in people aged over 50, but they can occur at any age. Although the term ‘high grade’ may sound alarming, these diseases can respond very well to treatment. With the right treatment high grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured in many cases.