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Types of lymphoma

There are over 60 different types of lymphoma, which can affect people of all ages. Different types of lymphoma are sorted into groups or sub-types. Each type of lymphoma can cause different symptoms and need different treatment.

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Hodgkin lymphoma

Learn more about the two main types of Hodgkin lymphoma: classical Hodgkin lymphoma and nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is split into two main groups: low-grade (slow-growing) NHL and high-grade (fast-growing) NHL. Find out more about these different types and how they might be treated. 

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

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

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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 might need different treatment.

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Find more information about lymphoma in specific situations, such as lymphoma in your brain, spinal cord and eyes (central nervous system) or lymphoma that has changed (transformed) from one type into another.

Skin lymphoma

Learn more about the different types of skin lymphoma, how they might be treated and tips on living with skin lymphoma. 

Other rare high-grade B-cell lymphomas

In some cases, it's difficult to identify (classify) the type of lymphoma you have. 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

  • 2000

    2000 Hodgkin lymphoma cases

    Every year, around 2000 people in the UK are newly diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma

  • 4 in 100

    4 in 100 cancer cases

    Around 4 in every 100 cancer diagnoses are non-Hodgkin lymphomas


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