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glossary:non-hodgkins_lymphoma

Tumor of the lymphoid tissue. Diagnosis is by biopsy. Treatment may be chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery, or medication, depending on the age of the patient and type of tumor.

Common Misspellings: limpoma, lypoma, lymphnoma, lympoma, lynphoma

(2) Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer of the lymphatic system. Symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, fever, night sweats, coughing, weakness, chest pain, unexplained weight loss, and abdominal pain. Treatment depends on which type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma you have, the stage of the cancer, your age, how fast the cancer is growing, and whether you have other health problems.

(3) Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) is any of a large group of cancers of the immune system. There are many different types of NHL, and they can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and are classified as either B-cell or T cell NHL. B cell NHLs include Burkitt's lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell NHLs include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas related to lymphoproliferative disorders following bone marrow or stem cell transplantation are usually B-cell NHLs. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease.

See also:

My Life with Lymphedema and Lymphoma

Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma

Cutaneous B-cell Lymphoma

Hodgkins Lymphoma - Hodgkins Disease

glossary/non-hodgkins_lymphoma.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)