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What factors determine the type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

With over 20 different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, doctors use a variety of variables to determine the specific type. The classification will depend on the cells involved. Primarily, doctors will look at whether they are B-cells or T-cells and what their shape looks like under a microscope. There will also be tests to determine certain genetic and chemical properties of the cells to arrive at a final type of the disease.

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