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Biggest Risk Factors for Developing Lymphoma

2. Autoimmune Disorders

These are conditions when you body’s defenses mistakenly attack healthy tissues of your body. Patients dealing with an autoimmune disorder may be taking an immunosuppressant drug, which can increase the risk for NHL, adds the Canadian Cancer Society.

Examples of autoimmune disorders that have been linked to NHL risk include Sjogren’s syndrome, which causes dry eyes and dry mouth, as well as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Celiac disease, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, offers the source.

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