About lymphoma

Lymphoma is currently the fifth most common cancer diagnosed by clinicians in the UK (after breast, lung, colon and prostate cancers). It is the most common blood cancer.

Lymphoma can occur at any age. It is the most common cancer affecting those under the age of 30 and around 1 in 10 cancers diagnosed in children are lymphomas.

Common symptoms of lymphoma
Symptoms of lymphoma

Find out about the most common symptoms of lymphoma.

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Children and young people

Lymphoma is the third most common type of cancer in children.

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Hodgkin lymphoma

Each year in the UK, nearly 2,000 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Read more about Hodgkin lymphoma, who might get it and what types there are. 

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Each year in the UK, around 17,000 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (including people with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia [CLL]).

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Psychological impact of lymphoma

A lymphoma diagnosis is life changing. People deal with it in different ways.

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Chemotherapy is often used to treat lymphoma, but other treatments are also used.

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Travel insurance

Having lymphoma does not mean you can’t travel abroad but it is important to get the right travel insurance in place.

Spread of Lymphoma Association information booklets
Order lymphoma information

Our booklets and information sheets are free of charge. We also have some audio books, ebooks and EasyRead information.