Non- Hodgkin’s Lymphoma-Risk Factors

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Risk Factors:

Some factors that may increase the risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma include:

  • Medications that suppress your immune system: Some medications which may involve use of immunosuppressive drug can make a person more susceptible as it reduces the body’s ability to fight off new illnesses.
  • Infection with certain viruses and bacteria.The risk of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may increase with some viral and bacterial infections. Viruses such as HIV and Epstein-Barr virus and bacteria like ulcer-causing Helicobacter pylori may increase risk of disease
  • Chemicals: Some chemicals, such as those used to kill insects and weeds, may put you at risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. However, more research is needed to understand the possible link between pesticides and the development of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
  • Older age: AlthoughNon-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can affect individuals of any age, the risk increases with age and it is most common in people in their 60s or older.

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