Non-Hodgkin lymphomaIntroduction

 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) refers to any of a number of cancers of the lymphoid tissues.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) refers to any of a number of cancers of the lymphoid tissues.

While there are many risk factors, there is good evidence that solar ultraviolet B irradiance and vitamin D reduce the risk from ecological and observational studies. It appears that serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels above 30-40 ng/mL would reduce risk of NHL by 10-30%. Higher serum 25(OH)D level is also associated with increased survival after diagnosis of NHL.

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) is a cancer of lymphoid tissue that can affect the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, and other organs of the immune system.

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