What is it?
The lymphatic system is part of the immune system and is a network of vessels that runs throughout the body.
Similar to Hodgkin Lymphoma, but Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma can affect any lymph node or related tissue in the body.
There are two types of NHL: B-Cell which usually involves lymph nodes in the abdomen or intestines and T-Cell, which affects the lymph nodes in the chest.
Who does it affect?
Lymphomas account for about 10% of all childhood cancers in the UK and start in the lymphatic system.
Around 80 children each year receives a diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in the UK. It can affect children of all ages and is more common in boys than girls.
Find out more
You can read more about the types of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and it’s treatment.