The precise cause of non-Hodgkin lymphoma remains a mystery. Some varieties of the disease have been linked to viruses. The disease starts when white blood cells called lymphocytes, produced in the lymphatic system and normally used by your body to fight off germs and infections, continue to reproduce rather than dying off to be replaced by new cells. The buildup of these cancerous cells causes the formation of tumors, which can spread to other parts of the body.
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Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Experts don't know what causes non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).
When a person has non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, abnormal rapid cell growth occurs. This abnormal growth may need a "trigger" to start, such as an infection or exposure to something in your environment. There is also a link between NHL and problems with the immune system.
NHL is not contagious and is not caused by injury.
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