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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Learn about the signs and symptoms of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in children and teens. Find out how NHL is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Finding lymphoma early often allows for more treatment options.  Some early lymphomas may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that is not always the case.

Stages for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children

After a lymphoma diagnosis, staging provides important information about the extent of cancer in the body and anticipated response to treatment.

Outlook (Prognosis)

Doctors often use survival rates as a standard way of discussing someone's outlook (prognosis). Some people want to know about survival statistics, while others might not find the numbers helpful, or might even not want to know them.

Questions to Ask About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Children

Here are some questions you can ask the cancer care team to help you better understand your child's diagnosis and treatment options.