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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma: A condition which is any neoplastic disorder of the lymphoid tissue. See detailed information below for a list of 5 causes of Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer. Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system . Hodgkin's disease is one type of lymphoma. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: NCI)
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a type of cancer. Lymphoma is a general term for... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: NCI)
Distinct from Hodgkin's lymphoma both morphologically and biologically, NHL lymphoma is characterized by the absence of Reed-Sternberg cells, can occur at any age, and usually presents as a localized or generalized lymphadenopathy associated with fever and weight loss. The clinical course varies according to the morphologic type. NHL is clinically classified as indolent, aggressive, or having a variable clinical course. NHL can be of B-or T-/NK-cell lineage. --2003
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Characterized by malignant lymphomas; clinically similar to Hodgkin's disease, except that the lymphomas seen in this disease are initially more widespread; most common manifestation is painless enlargement of one or more peripheral lymph nodes.
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NHL. Any of a large group of cancers of the immune system. NHLs can occur at any age, and are often marked by enlarged lymph nodes, fever, and weight loss. There are many different types of NHL, and they can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and are classified as either B-cell or T-cell NHL. B-cell NHLs include Burkitt's lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell NHLs include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas related to lymphoproliferative disorders following bone marrow or stem cell transplantation are usually B-cell NHLs. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease.
- (Source - National Cancer Institute)
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