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Updated information on Burkitt lymphoma

Published on: 17 August 2023

Read our updated information on Burkitt lymphoma, a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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We have recently revised our information on Burkitt lymphoma. Burkitt lymphoma is a fast-growing type of high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Our information focusses on the 'sporadic' form of Burkitt lymphoma which is the most common form of Burkitt lymphoma in the UK.

We have included the latest information on:

  • what Burkitt lymphoma is and who gets it
  • the typical symptoms
  • how Burkitt lymphoma is diagnosed and staged
  • possible treatment options
  • follow-up
  • what happens if treatment doesn’t work or if Burkitt lymphoma comes back
  • an overview of current research into new treatments.


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