Risk Factors

For most people who have NHL, there are no obvious reasons why they developed the disease.

Some research has suggested that NHL may be associated with exposure to certain bacteria and viruses, especially those that suppress the immune system, such . . . . . . as:

  • Human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Human T-lymphocytotropic virus (HTLV)
  • Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria that causes stomach ulcers)
  • You can’t catch NHL from someone else.

There are about a dozen inherited – but rare syndromes that may increase NHL risk.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.