The cause of lymphoma is not always clear, so prevention is difficult to determine. Most factors that are associated with an increased risk of Hodgkin lymphoma, such as family history or ethnicity, are also not preventable. However, because lymphoma starts in the lymph system, factors that weaken the immune system can play a role in the development of lymphoma. To keep a strong immune system:
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Last reviewed March 2018 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP Last Updated: 3/7/2016