What does L-NHL stand for?
L-NHL stands for low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is called ‘high grade’ when the cells appear to be dividing quite quickly. Some types of high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma will grow faster than others. You may hear these called ‘aggressive’ lymphomas, but do not be alarmed by this – the more aggressive lymphomas are often the ones most likely to be cured.
Stem cell procedures have proven to produce long-term survival and even cures in some patients with intermediate- and high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.
They found a large mass of lymphoma, part of which was biopsied. She was told that the kind of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma she had could be cured in 85 percent of people and that she was not to worry. We were afraid that the doctor was not being honest with her, so I called the doctor myself and was told the same thing, in a tone that implied I was worrying too much. Following chemotherapy and radiation therapy, she has been cancer-free for over twenty years. I know now that she was probably diagnosed with an intermediate- or high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Follicular lymphoma is the commonest single type of low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is a slow-growing lymphoma that develops from B lymphocytes (B cells). It is called ‘follicular’ lymphoma because the abnormal lymphocytes often collect in lymph nodes in clumps that are known as ‘follicles’.