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Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

List of Risk Factors for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The list of risk factors mentioned for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in various sources includes:

Risk factors discussion:

The following are some of the risk factors associated with this disease:

  • Age/Sex -- The likelihood of getting non-Hodgkin's lymphoma increases with age and is more common in men than in women.

  • Weakened Immune System -- Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is more common among people with inherited immune deficiencies, autoimmune diseases, or HIV/AIDS, and among people taking immunosuppressant drugs following organ transplants.

  • Viruses -- Human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-1) and Epstein-Barr virus are two infectious agents that increase the chance of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  • Environment -- People who work extensively with or are otherwise exposed to certain chemicals, such as pesticides, solvents, or fertilizers, have a greater chance of developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: NCI)

Risks factors for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: medical news summaries:

The following medical news items are relevant to risk factors for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma:

About risk factors:

Risk factors for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma are factors that do not seem to be a direct cause of the disease, but seem to be associated in some way. Having a risk factor for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma makes the chances of getting a condition higher but does not always lead to Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Also, the absence of any risk factors or having a protective factor does not necessarily guard you against getting Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. For general information and a list of risk factors, see the risk center.


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