lymphoma

(redirected from lymphomas)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.
Related to lymphomas: leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma

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.
..... Click the link for more information.
. 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
, 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.
..... Click the link for more information.
). 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
..... Click the link for more information.
.

lymphoma

[lim′fō·mə]
(medicine)
Any neoplasm, usually malignant, of the lymphoid tissues.
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite gastric lymphomas being more common than intestinal lymphomas, the primary gastric involvement is extremely rare in BL.
Primary lymphomas with an increasing incidence day by day, constitute more than 8-10% of gastric malignancies, and B-cell variant is the most common encountered type.
Survival rates for aggressive lymphomas affecting white blood cells known as B-cells have improved greatly over the last 20 years.
In the setting of follicular lymphomas, RS-like cells may be few or numerous and can be seen between or within the neoplastic follicles.
In Pakistan, though T cell lymphomas have been reported15,27,28 more as compared to western studies but overall T cell lymphomas are less frequent all over the world except the Far East Asian countries for unknown reasons.
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 6, 2015-Kite Pharma collaborates with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
4] have mentioned palate and gingiva as the most common sites for lymphomas of the oral cavity.
2) As mentioned, lymphomas of the EAC and the thyroid gland are unusual.
Lymphomas of the breast: primary" and secondary involvement.
Conventional treatment of EATL consists of combination chemotherapy used for other aggressive T-cell lymphomas such as CHOP.
On the basis of cytological features a diagnosis of malignant lymphoma of breast was made.
Some researchers believe that surgery alone or surgery combined with radiotherapy should yield ideal results; local dissection is applied instead of partial or total dissection due to the fact that penile lymphoma is usually a primary malignancy and rarely caused by metastatic invasion of systemic lymphomas.

Full browser ?