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Types of lymphoma

There are over 60 different types of lymphoma, which are sorted into groups or subtypes. Different types of lymphoma can behave differently and need different treatment.

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Lymphoma in children and young people

Some types of lymphoma are more common in children and young people than in adults, and they can be treated differently.

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Hodgkin lymphoma

Learn more about classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Read about the different types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), including low-grade (slow-growing) and high-grade (fast-growing) NHL, and T-cell lymphomas. 

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)

CLL and SLL are different forms of the same disease and are often classified as types of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. They are treated in the same way. 

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Lymphoma in specific situations


Skin lymphoma

Lymphoma that is only in the skin is not treated the same as lymphoma that affects the whole body. Learn more about the different types of skin lymphoma and how to cope with symptoms. 

CNS lymphoma

Read about lymphoma that affects your central nervous system (brain, spinal cord and eyes).

Lymphoma with other conditions

If you have other conditions as well as lymphoma, you might need different treatment. Learn more about lymphoma in people who have HIV or lymphoma that develops after an organ transplant.

Other rare high-grade B-cell lymphomas

Some lymphomas are difficult to classify. Learn more about grey zone, double-hit, triple-hit and high-grade B-cell lymphomas not otherwise specified (NOS).

Lymphoma types in numbers

Some statistics about the different types of lymphoma.

  • 60+

    Over 60 types

    There are over 60 different types of lymphoma

  • 1 in 10

    1 in 10 Hodgkin lymphoma

    Around 1 in 10 lymphomas are Hodgkin lymphomas and around 9 in 10 are non-Hodgkin lymphomas

  • 9 in 10

    9 in 10 B-cell lymphomas

    Around 9 in 10 lymphomas develop from B lymphocytes and 1 in 10 develop from T lymphocytes


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