Most non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) in children are fast
growing, aggressive cancers. The most common non-Hodgkin lymphoma diagnoses in children are Burkitt lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma
and anaplastic large cell lymphoma. However, there are several slow growing B-cell lymphomas that occur in this young age group. There are
also rare T-cell lymphomas that are more
frequently seen in adults but occasionally occur in children.
Two types of indolent mature B-cell lymphomas that are
unique to younger patients are:
Rare mature T-cell lymphomas include:
Other rare non-Hodgkin lymphomas include:
Children with rare non-Hodgkin lymphomas are treated at
Dana-Farber/Boston Children's through the Lymphoma
Program in our Hematologic Malignancies Center.
One of the top pediatric cancer centers worldwide, Dana-Farber/Boston
Children’s combines the expertise of a premier cancer center – Dana-Farber
Cancer Institute – and a world-class children’s hospital – Boston Children’s
Hospital – to provide internationally-renowned care for children with cancers
of the blood and immune system.
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