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.