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What is lymphoma?

Lymphomas are a type of cancer. Some of the white blood cells, which fight infections in the body, are called lymphocytes, and it is in these cells where lymphoma can begin. The cancerous lymphoma cells are often found in the lymph nodes in the body. There are many different types of lymphoma, but the two main ones are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is much more common.

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