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Lymphoma Prevention

Can Lymphoma be Prevented?

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Updated June 18, 2014

While there are certain recognized risk factors for developing Lymphoma, the cause for both Hodgkin's and Non Hodgkin's Lymphomas has yet to be determined.

Research indicates that many patients diagnosed with lymphoma do not have any icreased lymphoma risk factors used to determine the cause of the disease.

Since it is not yet known what causes lymphoma, there is no general way to prevent it.

Avoiding the lymphoma risk factors, like smoking, can be helpful in reducing your risk of the disease. There are some risk factors, such as family history or age, which cannot be avoided.

Keep in mind that just because you hav ea risk factor for lymphoma, it is not a guarantee that you will develop it. It only means you have an increased chance of developing lymphoma.
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