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:

  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • A mass in the chest

    Treatments include:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Stem cell transplant