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About Childhood NHL

  • In 2010, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is expected to make up an estimated 4.3 percent of cancers in children under age 15.
  • Burkitt lymphoma is the most common NHL subtype in 5- to 14-year-olds.
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common NHL subtype in 15- to 20-year-olds.

A child's cancer diagnosis can bring with it feelings of uncertainty for parents and other family members. Suddenly, you're thrust into a fast-paced world of change, worry, fear and concern. You'll need to make treatment decisions while taking the time to comfort your child - and at the same time trying to cope with your own emotions.

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last updated on Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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