QUESTION & ANSWER
How fast does lymphoma grow?
There are many types of lymphoma, some slow-growing and others that spread quickly. One of the less common types, Hodgkin lymphoma, tends to be more aggressive, but often is easily treated. The more common type is non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which is grouped by subtypes based on how quickly they grow:
Indolent lymphomas, such as follicular lymphoma, grow and spread slowly, and may not need treatment right away.
Aggressive fast-growing lymphomas, such as diffuse large B cell lymphoma, spread quickly and need immediate treatment.
Other lymphomas, such as mantle cell lymphoma, can have cases that are either slow-growing or aggressive.