Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) in childhood may refer to any lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system) that is not Hodgkin's lymphoma (see also Hodgkin lymphoma) that develops during childhood.

Lymph tissue is found in the lymph nodes, spleen and other organs of the immune system. NHL can start from either B-cells or T-cells, both are a type of white blood cell important in fighting infection. Because there are many different forms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, there are varying causes, diagnoses, and treatments for each. While some are caused by genetics, others may be caused by infection, chemicals, or radiation. Often times, a specific cause is not known. NHL sometimes occurs in individuals with weakened immune systems such as those with HIV/AIDS or those who have undergone an organ transplant.

Symptoms of NHL may include a swelling of the lymph nodes and other body parts (head, neck, arms), trouble breathing, coughing, wheezing, trouble swallowing, fever, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue (tiredness or weakness), and itching. Symptoms of lymphomas are not specific and similar symptoms could be a result of other conditions. However, if your child presents one or more of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor to schedule tests to find out for sure. Lymphomas are generally diagnosed through a biopsy of the lymph nodes, although other exams are available. Treatment varies depending on the type and stage of the cancer. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or other targeted therapies.

If your child has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, contact your doctor to discuss the most current treatment options available.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/about-cure/cures-mission-vision/#sthash.DuDMkUrA.dpuf

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Following organizations serve the condition "Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

http://www.asociatiapavel.ro

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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CURE Childhood Cancer

CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families. - See more at: http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org/about-cure/cures-mission-vision/#sthash.DuDMkUrA.dpuf

http://www.curechildhoodcancer.org

Last Updated: 25 Mar 2015

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Autologous Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplant Followed by Donor Bone Marrow Transplant in Treating Patients With High-Risk Hodgkin Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: B-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia; Plasma Cell Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Recurrent Plasma Cell Myeloma; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Refractory Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Plasma Cell Myeloma; Refractory Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia; Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Followed by Donor Stem Cell Transplant in Treating Patients With Relapsed or Refractory Lymphoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Prolymphocytic Leukemia; Recurrent Adult Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Recurrent Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Refractory Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Small Lymphocytic Lymphoma; T-Cell Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia; T-Cell Prolymphocytic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Nivolumab With or Without Ipilimumab in Treating Younger Patients With Recurrent or Refractory Solid Tumors or Sarcomas
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Solid Neoplasm; Recurrent Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; Recurrent Childhood Rhabdomyosarcoma; Recurrent Ewing Sarcoma/Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor; Recurrent Neuroblastoma; Recurrent Osteosarcoma; Refractory Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma; Refractory Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2015

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