Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system helps transport immune cells throughout the body to fight infections. Measures are available for multiple types of lymphoma; however, the Tracking Network features information on Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (also called non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, NHL, or just lymphoma) is a group of cancers that start in lymphoid tissue (also called lymph or lymphatic tissue) and can then spread to other organs. The causes of Non-Hodgkin lymphomas are mostly unknown. Specific viruses, immune deficiency, and specific autoimmune conditions have been implicated in increased risk. However, some environmental issues, including exposures to pesticides and solvents, are also being investigated. Read more about lymphoma.
Measures are presented as either annual data at the state level or as five year aggregate data at the county level.
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