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What is Follicular lymphoma?

What is Follicular lymphoma?

  • Follicular lymphoma: A form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma characterized by an abnormal proliferation of B-lymphocytes. It is a cancer of the B-lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) which, if untreated, can spread to other parts of the body such as the bones and the liver. It differs from diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in that it is a low-grade lymphoma that usually develops slowly. Follicular lymphoma often transforms into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Follicular lymphoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Follicular lymphoma, or a subtype of Follicular lymphoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Follicular lymphoma as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Follicular lymphoma: Introduction

Types of Follicular lymphoma:

Broader types of Follicular lymphoma:

Who gets Follicular lymphoma?

Gender Ratio for Follicular lymphoma: slight female predominance

How serious is Follicular lymphoma?

Complications of Follicular lymphoma: see complications of Follicular lymphoma

What causes Follicular lymphoma?

Causes of Follicular lymphoma: see causes of Follicular lymphoma

What are the symptoms of Follicular lymphoma?

Symptoms of Follicular lymphoma: see symptoms of Follicular lymphoma

Complications of Follicular lymphoma: see complications of Follicular lymphoma

Can anyone else get Follicular lymphoma?

More information: see contagiousness of Follicular lymphoma
Inheritance: see inheritance of Follicular lymphoma

Follicular lymphoma: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Follicular lymphoma.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Follicular lymphoma.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Follicular lymphoma: Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Follicular lymphoma.
Treatments for Follicular lymphoma: see treatments for Follicular lymphoma
Research for Follicular lymphoma: see research for Follicular lymphoma

Name and Aliases of Follicular lymphoma

Main name of condition: Follicular lymphoma

Other names or spellings for Follicular lymphoma:

Lymphoma, follicular
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Follicular lymphoma: Related Conditions

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