What is Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer in the lymphatic system. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 70,000 new cases of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2013. Although NHL is among the most common cancers in childhood, more than 95 percent of cases occur in adults.
Non-Hodgkins lymphoma causes the cells in the lymphatic system to abnormally reproduce, eventually causing tumors to grow. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma cells can also spread to other organs.