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Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma

Risk factors for developing lymphoma are unknown. However, doctors believe immune system problems as well as age may increase a person's chance of developing this disease.

  • Non-Hodgkins is most commonly found in people in their 60s and 70s. However, the disease can affect anyone.
  • People with auto-immune disorders, including HIV and AIDS, are more likely to develop non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
  • People who have received an organ transplant have a high risk of developing non-Hodgkins. This is because they must take drugs that suppress the immune system.
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