How can adult non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) be prevented?

Many of the risk factors for NHL are outside a person’s direct control. The following factors, however, can be controlled:

  • Avoiding behaviors that increase the chance of getting AIDS and hepatitis C infections, both of which weaken the immune system.
  • Avoiding unnecessary exposure to radiation.
  • Maintaining a normal weight and eating a healthy diet.
  • Rarely, some women develop lymphoma in the scar tissue around breast implants. The decision to get breast implants should be well thought-out.

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