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Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get cancer; not having risk factors doesn't mean that you will not get cancer. Some risk factors are out of your control, such as age or gender. However, you do have control over some risk factors, such as exposure to certain infections. People who think they may be at risk should discuss this with their doctor.
Risk factors for non-Hodgkins lymphoma include the following:
Immune system deficiency
Exposure to radiation
Exposure to chemicals such as benzene and herbicides
Infections with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus, or human T-cell leukemia/lymphoma virus (HTLV-1)
History of infectious mononucleosis (caused by an infection with the Epstein-Barr virus)
Infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacterium, which has been identified as a cause of stomach ulcers
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.