Lymphoma

There is hope, innovation and support for those diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma or Hodgkin lymphoma

Lymphoma is a general term for many blood cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. There are 2 main types of lymphomas:
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma; also known as Hodgkin's Disease
     
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma; any type of lymphoma that is not Hodgkin is 'non-Hodgkin', which include:
    • Burkitt lymphoma
    • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
    • follicular lymphoma
    • immunoblastic large cell lymphoma
    • precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma
    • mantle cell lymphoma
    • Primary Central Nervous System (CNS)
    • T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma
    • AIDS-Related Lymphoma

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Two lymphomas, both are cancers of the blood

Leukemia and Lymphoma -- The "Liquid Tumors"

If you don't see your type of lymphoma listed, please call our Cancer AnswerLine™ at 800-865-1125 for information.

Patient Care and Treatment

The Multidisciplinary Lymphoma Clinic at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center provides diagnosis and treatment to patients with newly-diagnosed and recurrent lymphoma. Our clinic follows a team approach to care. Patients have their situation discussed not only by our hematologist oncologists, but also by radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, registered nurses and social workers. By having everyone involved, a personalized treatment plan is developed. In most cases, this discussion happens the same day as the appointment.

Bone Marrow Transplant
For some of our lymphoma patients, it may be advisable to undergo a bone marrow transplant. In this case, care of the patient is shared with our Bone Marrow Transplant Program. This program is world-renown for its multidisciplinary effort and dedication to our survivorship and chronic GVHD clinic and programs.

Support

Since our program is part of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center, our patients have access to Patient Support Services. To fully understand what this means, please take time to visit the support services area of this website. We outline the services available to our patients at every point in their care.

Make an appointment, referral or have questions answered

To make a first-time appointment or have questions, please call the Patient Care Center at 1-800-865-1125 and talk with one of our oncology nurses. If you would like to refer a patient, please contact M-LINE at 800-962-3555. For more information, visit our Make an Appointment web page.

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