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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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Brown, Colin, Lymphatic Cancer Twice as Likely for GulfVeterans," Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph Company Limited, London: 04.
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Paul Lepercq, 77, a leading businessman and a well-known patron of the arts, died of lymphatic cancer in Paris on February 27, 1999.
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And the longevity decrease for lymphatic cancer far exceeded that for lung cancer, indicating that the findings do not merely reflect lung cancers brought on by cigarette smoking, he notes.
Wendel, a graduate of the University of Aachen, Germany, trained in clinical hemato-oncology in Germany, performed research at Cold Spring Harbor and presently holds a tenure-track position at Sloan Kettering Institute NYC focusing on the genetics of lymphatic cancer and initially identified oncogenic role of the eIF4E translation factor in that cancer.
The deceased was admitted to Salmaniya Medical Complex on December 11, 2012 and was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer.
Nicola Glennon, wife of former Huddersfield Town keeper Matt, is marking Lymphatic Cancer Awareness week from Monday by donating part of her profits to the charity.
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I am writing from a small team that provides care and support to patients, their families and carers affected by the diagnosis and treatment of a blood or lymphatic cancer.