Understanding aggressive lymphoma

Aggressive lymphoma includes many types, sub-types and diseases.

One commonly known type is the aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

They are called ‘aggressive lymphomas’ because they tend to grow and spread quickly. They are different to other lymphomas that grow slowly and cause fewer symptoms.

Focusing on you

To treat aggressive lymphomas, we focus on you by providing the highest standards of care in:

  • cell and tissue sampling or testing for diagnosis.
  • the newest molecular diagnostic tests, to detect and measure genes that are linked to your cancer.
  • scans and imaging.
  • a patient directed treatment plan.
  • all levels of hospital care.

All our sub-type lymphoma patients have access to our clinical trials program. Our program offers a wide range of advanced research treatments.

Enhancing your care

Every cancer patient is at the heart of what we do. Our commitment is to pursue state-of-the-art research so we can link it from bench to bedside and beyond.


We know how hard cancer and treatment can be. Your lifestyle and that of your loved one's will be disrupted and changed. During this time, it is common to struggle with ongoing concerns about cancer and therapy. There are many expert groups available to support you through this time, including:


At Peter Mac, we focus on all aspects of your health and wellbeing. Our blood cancer experts will help support and guide you to the best information and managed care.

Our specialist nurses can refer you to our:


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Your needs come first, so we offer expert care across a number of different Aggressive lymphoma diseases including:

Burkitt’s lymphoma
Hodgkin's lymphoma
Mantle cell lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Primary central nervous system lymphoma
T-cell lymphoma
Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma