What is Lymphoma?

Understanding Lymphoma

Lymphoma is the most common type of blood cancer in adults and the third most common type of cancer overall in children.  Each year, more than 100,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with lymphoma or chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). 

Blood cancers, including lymphoma, are extremely diverse and can involve a variety of treatment options, often in combination.

Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that occurs when lymphocytes, white blood cells that help protect the body from infection and disease, begin behaving abnormally.

Lymphoma Journey

Each person’s experience with lymphoma is different, and how they cope with the physical and emotional impact of having this disease is unique to their situation.  Below, you’ll find information and tools patients and their loved ones may find helpful based on where they are in their lymphoma journey.

Someone who is awaiting a diagnosis, recently diagnosed, or soon-to-be treated.

Someone whose lymphoma has relapsed (returned) or is refractory (progressed) after treatment.