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There are many types of non-Hodgkins lymphomas. Some types spread more quickly than others. The type is determined by how the cancer cells look under a microscope. This determination is called the histology. The histologies for adult non-Hodgkins lymphoma are divided into 2 groups:
Indolent lymphomas, which are slower growing and have fewer symptoms
Aggressive lymphomas, which grow more quickly
Aggressive lymphomas are also seen more frequently in patients who are HIV-positive (AIDS-related lymphoma).
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.