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Lymphoma

Lymphomas are cancers in your lymphatic system. Your lymphatic system is a network of channels and glands that carries lymph fluid. Lymph fluid contains the white blood cells that are part of your immune system and help you to fight infections.

There are many different types of lymphomas, but they are all in one of two groups: Hodgkin or non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand has more general information about lymphomas, and more detailed information about Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by clinical director, Haematology Department, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed May 2020.

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Cancer

Myeloma

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