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How does non-Hodgkin lymphoma affect pregnancy?

The key difference for pregnant women diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma is choice of treatment. Treatment options are the same as for non-pregnant adults and depend on the stage and type of the lymphoma. For pregnant women, the trimester of the pregnancy must also be considered, along with the wishes of the patient. For example, choosing to delay treatment for an aggressive type of lymphoma in the first trimester may jeopardize the mother's health, as the disease may have spread too far by the time the child is born.

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