What can be done to prevent the disease?
It's important to avoid radiation and toxins in the environment. These toxins include pesticides, insecticides, and solvents. There is no proof that the diet is important in preventing lymphoma. People whose medical problems put them at risk of developing lymphoma should see a healthcare provider regularly.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Long-term effects of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma depend on the histology, or cell type. Some people are completely cured, while others need periodic treatment when the cancer recurs. An individual with high-grade lymphoma may die quickly.
What are the risks to others?
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is not contagious and poses no risk to others.