cancer which originates in lymphoid tissue, including the lymph glands, liver, spleen, bowel and bone marrow. The disease results from the uncontrolled production of lymphocytes. The general term includes about a dozen different forms of the disease but there are two main categories: hodgkin's disease and non-hodgkin's lymphoma.
a subset of cancers that begin in the lymph system. Lymphomas are broken down into two categories - Hodgkin's Disease and the Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas. The word for lymphoma is some common languages: Lymphom (German), lymphom (Danish), linfoma (Spanish, Portuguese and Italian), lymphome (French), lymfoom (Dutch).
A tumor derived from immune system cells that grows in the lymphatic system (a system of tubes that drain fluid from the body). Lymphomas are either classifies as Hodgkin's lymphoma (around 10% of cases in terms of incidence), or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (around 90% of cases).
Cancer of the lymphoid tissues. Lymphomas are often described as being large cell or small cell types, cleaved or non-cleaved, or diffuse or nodular. The different types often have different prognoses (i.e., prospect of survival or recovery). Lymphomas can also be referred to by the organs where they are active, such as CNS lymphomas, which are in the central nervous system, and GI lymphomas, which are in the gastrointestinal tract. The types of lymphomas most commonly associated with HIV infection are called non-Hodgkin's lymphomas or B cell lymphomas. In these types of cancers, certain cells of the lymphatic system grow abnormally. They divide rapidly, growing into tumors.
a cancer of the lymphatic system in which functionless or defective cells are produced at an alarming rate; lymphomas are classified as either Hodgkin's or non-Hodgkin's and affect both adults and children
a group of malignant neoplasms characterized by the proliferation of cells native to the lymphoid tissues, i.e., lymphocytes, histiocytes, and their precursors and derivatives. The group is divided into two major clinicopathologic categories: Hodgkin's disease and nonHodgkin's lymphoma. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary 27th edition; entry for malignant lymphoma A general term for various neoplastic diseases of the lymphoid tissue
a cancer of the LYMPHOID TISSUE, largely a solid tumor with cells arising from proliferating LYMPHOCYTES. Symptoms may include LYMPH NODE swelling, weight loss and fever. Some examples of lymphomas are BURKITT'S LYMPHOMA, HODGKIN'S DISEASE and NON-HODGKIN'S LYMPHOMA. Treatment involves radiation therapy (radiotherapy), CHEMOTHERAPY or both.
A cancer of the lymphatic system, a network of thin vessels and nodes throughout the body. Its function is to fight infection. Lymphoma involves a type of white bloods cells called lymphocytes. The two main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin's disease and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The treatment methods for these two types of lymphomas are very different.
Malignant proliferation of lymphocytes, generally within lymph nodes, but sometimes involving other tissues such as the liver and spleen. Lymphoma includes Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's diseases. (Read about " Lymphoma")
cancer of the lymphoid organs, such as the lymph nodes, spleen and thymus, which produce and store infection-fighting cells. These cells also occur in almost all tissues of the body, and lymphomas therefore may develop in a wide variety of organs.
Cancer that begins in cells of the immune system. There are two basic categories of lymphomas. One kind is Hodgkin's lymphoma, which is marked by the presence of a type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. The other category is non-Hodgkin's lymphomas, which includes a large, diverse group of cancers of immune system cells. Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas can be further divided into cancers that have an indolent (slow-growing) course and those that have an aggressive (fast-growing) course. These subtypes behave and respond to treatment differently. Both Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's lymphomas can occur in children and adults, and prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and the type of cancer.
Cancers of the lymphatic system, often of T- or B-lymphocytes. There are many categories of lymphoma, including lymphoblastic, cleaved, non cleaved, Burkitt's, and Hodgkin's disease. Many lymphomas count as an AIDS diagnosis
Lymphoma is a variety of cancer that originates in lymphocytes or, more rarely, of histiocytes. Collectively, these cell types form the reticuloendothelial system and circulate in the vessels of the lymphatic system. Just as there are many types of lymphocytes, so there are many types of lymphoma.