Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is a type of blood cancer that starts in the white blood cells, known as lymphocytes, which are a key component of the immune system.¹ There are over 60 different types of NHL,² which can also be classified as indolent (slow growing) or aggressive (fast growing), depending on how quickly the cancer grows.³ Two of the most common types, follicular lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), are very different in how, when and where they develop and how they are managed.


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