Lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system and is the third most common cancer among patients under age 20. The two most common types are:
- Hodgkin lymphoma. This form of lymphoma affects children over age 15. The disease-free survival rate is greater than 90 percent.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This condition is more common in boys than girls and is highly aggressive and fast growing. The disease-free survival rate is more than 80 percent.
Symptoms often include:
- Night sweats
- A mass in the chest
- Stem cell transplant