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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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MALT lymphoma, like the other types of lymphoma, is chemosensitive.
Malt lymphoma is a relatively rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to cancer charity Macmillan.
This study demonstrates the potential for Zevalin to provide an alternative to EBRT, the current standard of therapy for MALT lymphoma, which may result in lower ocular toxicity than EBRT and equivalent or better disease control," noted Jack Singer, M.
Inactivating mutations and overexpression of BCL10, a caspase recruitment domain-containing gene, in MALT lymphoma with t(1;14)(p22;q32).
3] and low-grade PRL, including MALT lymphoma, is extremely rare.
Cardiff City midfielder McPhail has stage one malt lymphoma and is having treatment to remove the cancer with a view to playing again in the new year.
To the best of our knowledge, only 30 cases of primary rectal MALT lymphoma have been published in the English language literature, mostly from Japan.
pylori caused MALT lymphoma has allowed a human cancer to be very effectively treated using only antibiotics.
pylori is also implicated in gastric cancers, chronic gastritis, non-ulcer dyspepsia, and gastric MALT lymphoma.
Clinical characteristics and prognostic factors of pulmonary MALT lymphoma.