Experts don't know what causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
When a person has
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, abnormal rapid cell growth occurs. This abnormal growth
may need a "trigger" to start, such as an infection or exposure to something in
your environment. There is also a link between NHL and problems with the immune system.
NHL is not contagious and is not caused by injury.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology
March 29, 2012
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