Life is beautiful. I am drinking it all in and savoring every little sip.
Drawing upon a wide range of treatments for every stage of disease, as well as clinical trials of new and novel agents, our physicians design a treatment plan that is uniquely yours. We're constantly working to bring new treatments to patients, including targeted biological agents that help your body fight the cancer.
While some patients with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma can be successfully treated, for many the most effective course is to keep knocking back the disease over a period of many years. In these cases, personalized long-term care is especially important. Our teams of specialized physicians, as well as support staff including nurses, physician assistants, dietitians, social workers and many others, work closely together – and with you – to give you higher chance for successful treatment.
MD Anderson has helped advance the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in many areas, including development of new, leading-edge treatments. Our doctors recently pioneered Rituxan®, a vaccine that helps the body fight lymphoma. And we continue to research ways to improve your health and quality of life.
At MD Anderson's Lymphoma and Myeloma Center, you benefit from one of the most active research programs in the United States, which includes a prestigious federally funded SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) program. This means we are able to offer a wide range of clinical trials (research studies) for every type and stage of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.
Find at least one positive thing every day. And don't forget to laugh.
Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer. Learn what methods doctors use to diagnose non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, as well as how they determine its stage.
April 11, 2016
I am an adventurous 65-year-old. I hike long distances and climb high altitudes. I have been an above-knee amputee since I was 29, but I have never let that slow me down.
In October 2011, I reached my goal of standing at the base of Mount Everest. I had my sights set on Mount Kilimanjaro next and started training for that as soon as I got home. But a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma put that adventure on hold.