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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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Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, the part of the body's germ-fighting network which includes the lymph nodes (lymph glands), spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow.
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The UK-wide team of researchers will analyse the genetic errors in lymphoma cells taken from routine biopsies of lymphoma patients, to allow them to identify distinct subtypes of lymphoma.
In T-cell lymphomas, RS-like cells of B-cell lineage are characteristically seen in angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma and, more rarely, in peripheral T-cell lymphoma, not otherwise specified.
In adults, B cell Lymphoma is more frequent than T cell Lymphoma with Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma being the commonest Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Instead, lymphoma affects the lymphatic system, part of the body that few people really know or understand.
Conclusion: Involvement of the oral cavity by lymphoma is rare.
While the signs and symptoms of EAC lymphoma are nonspecific, thyroid lymphomas usually present as a rapidly growing thyroid swelling.
Granuloma and Reed-sternberg cells were not seen and finding suggestive of non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (Fig-4).

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