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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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Diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma using an algorithmic approach-applicable in both resource-poor and resource-rich countries.
Frequent expression of multiple myeloma 1/interferon regulatory factor 4 in Burkitt lymphoma.
Burkitt lymphoma accounts for 30-40% of non-Hodgkin type lymphomas in patients who are HIV positive [3-5].
Withal it is a useful book, and having the less often discussed associations such as T-cell lymphomas and leiomyosarcomas assigned a place alongside authoritative chapters on the classic associations, nasopharyngeal carcinoma and Burkitt lymphoma, is convenient.
A snapshot of the global therapeutic scenario for Burkitt Lymphoma.
The report provides a snapshot of the global therapeutic landscape of Burkitt Lymphoma
Burkitt lymphoma lacks expression of terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase (to exclude B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma).
In adult testis, primary DLCBL is the single, most frequent lymphoma, (80-90%), whereas the majority of the testicular lymphomas in children represent secondary involvement by Burkitt Lymphoma, DLCBL or lymphoblastic lymphoma.
Seven-year-old Morgan was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma just before Christmas - a rare form of cancer which affects children and young adults and which is named after the doctor who first described this kind of tumour in youngsters in Africa.
Through the project Dr Rand hopes to find less aggressive and toxic forms of treatment for children affected by the two main types of lymphoma, Burkitt lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
In Burkitt lymphoma, the disease is localised to lymph nodes, while in Burkitt leukaemia, it is disseminated in the blood and bone marrow.
Still recovering from a hysterectomy, Janet became a lifeline for Anthea when doctors discovered her son - Janet's grandson - Jon, 43, had Burkitt Lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer.