- NHL Treatment
- Hodgkin's Treatment
- Clinical Trials
- Monoclonal Antibodies
'Childhood lymphoma' by itself is not a diagnosis; rather, there are four major lymphoma subtypes that make up the category of childhood lymphoma, along with a number of less common subtypes that have been diagnosed in children.
The major subtypes are:
Burkitt (and Burkitt-like) B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Burkitt's is one of the fastest-growing cancers known to medicine. Despite this—rather, on account of it—Burkitt's is treatable and often curable if caught early enough.
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
DLBCL is the most frequently diagnosed NHL among adults. It is treatable and, in some circumstances, curable.
Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
ALCL is an aggressive cancer that, unlike the previous three cancers, typically affects the T-cells, making it much more difficult to treat successfully.
Prognosis for childhood lymphoma—and for any lymphoma, and for virtually any cancer—is highly dependent on a variety of factors, including: