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lymphoma,

a cancer of the tissue of the lymphatic systemlymphatic system
, network of vessels carrying lymph, or tissue-cleansing fluid, from the tissues into the veins of the circulatory system. The lymphatic system functions along with the circulatory system in absorbing nutrients from the small intestines.
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. There are two categories of lymphomas. One type is termed Hodgkin's diseaseHodgkin's disease,
a type of cancer of the lymphatic system. First identified in 1832 in England by Thomas Hodgkin, it is a type of malignant lymphoma. Incidence peaks in young adults and the elderly.
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, the other, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (see lymphoma, non-Hodgkin'slymphoma, non-Hodgkin's,
any cancer of the lymphoid tissue (see lymphatic system) in which the Reed-Sternberg cells characteristic of Hodgkin's disease (the other category of lymphoma) are not present.
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). See also neoplasmneoplasm
or tumor,
tissue composed of cells that grow in an abnormal way. Normal tissue is growth-limited, i.e., cell reproduction is equal to cell death. Feedback controls limit cell division after a certain number of cells have developed, allowing for tissue repair
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lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
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A precancerous sign of Burkitt's lymphoma is a soaring white blood cell count.
Morphologically, Burkitt's lymphoma cells have round nuclei with clumped nucleoli and an abundant basophilic cytoplasm that contains lipid vacuoles.
The Epstein group eventually isolated the so-called Epstein-Barr virus from Burkitt's lymphoma tissue.
Constellation also demonstrated that treatment with a BET inhibitor resulted in significant anti-tumor activity in a xenograft mouse model of Burkitt's lymphoma.
The sporadic variant of Burkitt's lymphoma is found outside Africa and usually involves the abdomen, especially the ileo-caecal region.
He hasn't cut it since last December, about two months after he finished treatments for Burkitt's lymphoma, and he doesn't plan on visiting a barber any time soon.
Although Mr Richards, an IT consultant of Signal Hayes Road, Walmley, was battling Burkitt's lymphoma,while shop worker Mr Sunner, of Station Road, Stechford, was suffering from leukaemia, the court was told cancer did not play a part in the deaths of either man.
He had a biopsy at the hospital on January 30 2007 - a week later the school caretaker was diagnosed with non-African Burkitt's Lymphoma.
EBV was first detected by Epstein, Barr, and Achong in a Burkitt's lymphoma cell line in 1964, (2) and holds the dubious honor of being the first human tumor virus described.
Yorkshire terrier Casper would not leave Emily Kearney's side as she battled Burkitt's lymphoma, which affects white blood cells.