Most indolent lymphomas are a subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), however there is one subtype of Hodgkin lymphoma called Nodular Lymphocyte Predominant Hodgkin Lymphoma that can also be indolent.
Most types of low-grade lymphoma develop from B cells but some low-grade lymphomas can develop from T cells. You will often not need treatment when you are first diagnosed, as the “sleeping” lymphomas are not affected by current treatments. Most people will start on Watch and Wait approach where you will be actively monitored by your specialist team for and signs of the lymphoma waking up. Once it wakes up, then you may need treatment.
Indolent B-cell subtypes
There are many different types of low-grade NHL. Some of them are listed below and we’ve listed the most common ones below. Click on the more info link to be redirected to the webpage about the subtype you want to learn more about.