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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) is a malignant proliferation of lymphocytes
NHL is the sixth most common cancer in the UK.
There are many different subtypes of the disease, with markedly different clinical courses and requirements for therapy. Diagnosing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and identifying the precise subtype is challenging, and optimising the diagnostic process is central to improved management (1)
The aetiology of most cases of NHL is unknown. Possible aetiologic factors include:
It is important to diagnose NHL as some cases are curable and most are treatable
The prognosis depends on the histologic type, stage, and treatment (4).