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Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the lymph system, which is part of your body’s immune system. The lymph system also aids in removing waste and toxins from your body. There are many types of lymphoma. One type is Hodgkin disease. The rest are called non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Lymphoma: What you need to know

  • Lymphoma can affect both adults and children.
  • Symptoms of lymphoma may include swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpits or groin, unexplained weight loss, fever, coughing, trouble breathing or chest pain and weakness and fatigue.
  • Lymphoma may be diagnosed with a physical exam, blood tests, a chest X-ray and a biopsy.
  • The management of Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma is often with a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

Why choose UF Health Jacksonville?

Many specialists, one goal

The UF Health Cancer Center in Northeast Florida comprises multidisciplinary teams who all working together with one goal in mind — to provide you with the best possible outcomes. These University of Florida surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and other cancer specialists have access to the latest diagnostic and therapeutic innovations.

Advanced facilities and treatments

In addition to offering standard cancer treatment options, the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute on the UF Health Jacksonville campus offers patients advanced treatment with minimal side effects. Proton therapy, which has proven to be very effective in fighting cancers, can reduce the body dose of radiation more than 40% compared with standard radiation therapy.

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Commission on Cancer Accredited Program - A Quality Program of the American College of Surgeons

The UF Health Jacksonville cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, a quality program of the American College of Surgeons.

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