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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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But now he says she has a lump in her abdomen that is due to lymphosarcoma, a form of cancer, that has now spread to her lungs.
For many years, this condition was termed lymphosarcoma cell leukemia (LSCL) and dates from a period when lymphosarcoma, reticulum cell sarcoma, and Hodgkin's disease were the only known forms of malignant lymphoma.
Examples of malignant neoplasms include lymphosarcoma, neuroblastoma, and Hodgkin's disease.
These include most cases of Hodgkin's disease, acute lymphocytic leukemia, and testicular cancer, as well as certain rare cancers such as Burkitt's lymphoma, choriocarcinoma, and lymphosarcoma.