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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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Ramalho et al., "Silicone-induced granuloma of breast implant capsule (SIGBIC): similarities and differences with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and their differential diagnosis," Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy, vol.
Chen et al., "Successful chemo-radiotherapy for primary anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the lung: A case report and literature review," American Journal of Case Reports, vol.
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Results: Twenty five cases of anaplastic large cell lymphoma were reported during this time period.
(1.) Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in Women with Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses: Center for Devices and Radiological Health US Food and Drug Administration, January 2011:1-13.
ALK -ve anaplastic large cell lymphoma ALCL is clinically and immunophenotypically different from both ALK+ve and peripheral T cell lymphoma.
Seattle Genetics, Inc., Bothell, WA, announced the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted accelerated approval ofAdcetris (brentuximab vedotin) for two indications: (1) the treatment of patients with Hodgkin lymphoma after failure of autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) or after failure of at least two prior multi-agent chemotherapy regimens in patients who are not ASCT candidates, and (2) the treatment of patients with systemic anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) after failure of at least one prior multi-agent chemotherapy regimen.
The Food and Drug Administration raised the potential for a link between anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and implants in January.
The FDA published its literature review in a document posted on its Web site titled "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) in Women With Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses."
Health authorities issued the warning locally after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also warned of a possible association between breast implants and a type of anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) last month.
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): Women with saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants may be at greater risk of developing a rare form of blood cancer known as anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
All the patients had anaplastic large cell lymphoma that had recurred or not responded to previous treatment.