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Q: What causes non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) may be caused by a weakened immune system when your body produces abnormal white blood cells. Both inherited and acquired mutations in certain genes increase the risk of NHL. Factors that increase the risk of genetic changes and NHL include immunosuppressive medications, certain viral and bacterial infections, chemicals, and aging.

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