Adult non hodgkins lymphoma

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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is divided into more than 30 types, classified based on the type of lymphocyte involved: B lymphocytes B cells or T lymphocytes T cells. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is further classified by other factors, including whether it is aggressive fast-growing or indolent slow-growing. Burkitt lymphoma is considered the most aggressive form of lymphoma and is one of the fastest growing of all cancers. But it is very rare, accounting for about 2 percent of all lymphoma diagnoses. The disease originates in mature B-lymphocytes, which are cells of the acquired immune system that produce antibodies to help fight off disease. The disease is named for Denis Burkitt, the British surgeon who first identified the cancer in African children in the late s.

What Is Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma?

Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version - National Cancer Institute

Your body's lymphatic system is part of your immune system, which protects you against infection and disease. The lymphatic system includes your spleen, thymus, lymph nodes and lymph channels, as well as your tonsils and adenoids. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is cancer that originates in your lymphatic system, the disease-fighting network spread throughout your body. In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, tumors develop from lymphocytes — a type of white blood cell.

Adult Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

NCBI Bookshelf. This PDQ cancer information summary for health professionals provides comprehensive, peer-reviewed, evidence-based information about the treatment of adult non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It is intended as a resource to inform and assist clinicians who care for cancer patients. It does not provide formal guidelines or recommendations for making health care decisions.
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