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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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Burkitt lymphoma commonly involves extranodal sites, usually when bulky disease is present.
A recurrent 11q aberration pattern characterizes a subset of MYC-negative high-grade B-cell lymphomas resembling Burkitt lymphoma. Blood.
Sherker, "Primary hepatic burkitt lymphoma presenting with acute liver failure," Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer, vol.
It represents approximately 6% of all malignancies in patients aged 0 to 19 years though Burkitt lymphoma comprises the large majority of primary pediatric gastrointestinal tract lymphomas.
The t(8;14) chromosome translocation of the Burkitt lymphoma cell line Daudi occurred during immunoglobulin gene re-arrangement and involved the heavy chain diversity region.
Burkitt lymphoma is one of the most common pathologic types of malignant tumor in children and young adults.
* Rapidly progressive diseases like Burkitt lymphoma which is an aggressive neoplasm with rapid doubling time, requires detailed knowledge of presenting features for accurate diagnosis and timely treatment.
She and husband Michael, 41, of Pontprennau, Cardiff, were devastated when Morgan was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma as she awaited her all-clear after a two-year struggle.
The Myc family of oncoproteins (c-Myc, N-Myc, and L-Myc) regulate critical pathways that contribute to tumors; c-Myc expression, which is activated in human Burkitt lymphoma, is sufficient to induce the growth of several tumor types in animal models.
(9) The diagnosis of "unclassifiable B-cell lymphoma", with intermediate features between DLBCL and Burkitt lymphoma LBCL and BL was not possible, because molecular analysis was not available.