The team of lymphoma experts Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center is here to help. We use the latest research and advanced techniques to diagnose and treat patients with lymphoma. If you are worried about your risk of lymphoma or are experiencing symptoms, talk to your doctor or make an appointment with Banner MD Anderson.
No one knows what causes lymphoma. Most people diagnosed with the disease do not have any risk factors.
Unlike many other forms of cancer, genetics, environment and lifestyle do not seem to play a large role in lymphoma risk. However, some factors are associated with a higher risk of lymphoma, primarily from problems with your immune system.
Factors that can increase the risk of lymphoma include:
Some lifestyle factors have been linked with an increased risk of developing lymphoma. It is likely that any increased risks are small. However, the following factors are proven to reduce your risk of various cancers and diseases:
If you’re concerned about your risk factors, be sure to talk to your doctor.