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Lymphoma Patient Receives Gift of Life from Bone Marrow

Twelve years ago, Ron Wilson woke up with a swollen neck and knew something was very wrong. After visiting his doctor, he learned that his blood counts were off the charts. Consultation with an oncologist revealed shocking news – Ron was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) & Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a non-curable but treatable form of blood [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, specialists in hematology, radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, transplant, dermatology, pediatrics and other specialties work together to treat lymphoma. Mayo's integrated group practice gives people with lymphoma rapid access to the expertise needed to treat their condition.
  • Experience. Mayo Clinic hematologists have extensive experience treating all types of lymphoma, including common forms and rare types of lymphoma.
  • Access to latest research. Mayo Clinic is a leader in lymphoma research. Mayo Clinic's role in lymphoma research provides access to the latest treatments, including clinical trials to test new therapies for the disease.
  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, recognizing scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Types

Many types of lymphoma exist. What type of lymphoma you have helps determine your treatment options.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, which includes:

  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and the related small lymphocytic lymphoma
  • Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, which occurs in two main types, mycosis fungoides and Sezary syndrome
  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Marginal zone lymphoma
  • Peripheral T-cell lymphoma
  • Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma
  • Burkitt lymphoma
  • Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (which includes Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia)

Hodgkin's lymphoma (formerly called Hodgkin's disease), which includes:

  • Classic Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • Nodular lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin's lymphoma

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., is ranked high performing for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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