What are the risk factors for lymphoma?

Though doctors do not yet know what causes lymphoma, one possible risk factor is a weak immune system. Reasons why your immune system can become weak include:

  • Using immunosuppressants after an organ transplant.
  • Having an autoimmune disease.
  • Being exposed to infections like HIV, Helicobacter pylori, hepatitis C or the human T-cell leukemia/lymphotropic virus.

What can you do to prevent lymphoma?

We do not know yet if there is a way to prevent lymphoma. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle to protect your immune system and avoid infection could possibly lower your risk, but more research is needed in this area.
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