causes leading to the development of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma are not well known; however factors are
- AIDS / HIV - those with AIDS / HIV are at high risk of having
lymphoma. In addition, people who have weakened immune system due to certain conditions such as
malnutrition and Immunosuppression are at
- Age - non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is more common among people
in their 60s or older.
genetic factors may predispose you to have non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; the risk is even higher if
you live in a carcinogenic environment.
certain viral and bacterial infections are suspected in the development of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma:
b) hepatitis C
d) HTLV-1 (Human T
lymphoma / leukemia virus)
e) herpes virus -
HHV 6 and HHV 8.
Some immunosuppressive diseases:
- Sjogren's Syndrome.