Lymphoma in Children and Adolescents
Lymphoma is a cancer that can affect children and adolescents. Some children who are diagnosed with lymphoma will have Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) and are often treated with combinations of chemotherapy and radiation. The others will have Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), which may require more complex treatment regimens.
Warning signs and risk factorsWarning signs and risk factors for lymphoma are similar in children and adolescents as well as in adults. Symptoms include:
The Lymphoma Research Foundation understands how important it is to find as much support as possible when you or a young loved one is diagnosed with lymphoma. You can contact our Helpline to talk to a trained professional about questions you may have about any type of lymphoma, treatments, clinical trials, coping, and more. We can also connect you to others who may be in a similar situation to yours through the Lymphoma Support Network.
In-person Educational Programs
View or order the following publications from our booklets/factsheets webpage:
• Understanding Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Guide for Patients, Survivors and Loved Ones
There are a number of helpful web sites that feature assistance for children and their families as well as active online communities of young adults with lymphoma. Here are some places to start: Resources for Children or Resources for Teens.
Links from the National Cancer Institute:
Childhood Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma
Lymphoma HelplineProfessional staff members are available to answer your questions and provide individual support to you and your loved ones. Contact our Helpline, available Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm Pacific Standard Time (PST). Call (800) 500-9976 or e-mail.