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Glossary for Follicular lymphoma

  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma: A common form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma characterized by 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 follicular lymphoma in that it is a high-grade lymphoma that usually develops rapidly. Follicular lymphoma often transforms into diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Groin lump: Lump or swelling in the groin area
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Lymphatic system conditions: Medical conditions affecting the lymphatic system including lymph nodes and lymphatic circulation.
  • Lymphatic system tumors: Any type of tumor affecting the lymphatic system, whether cancerous or benign.
  • Neck lump: Lump in the neck area
  • Night sweats: Night sweats is the occurrence of excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) during sleep. The sufferer may or may not also suffer from excessive perspiration while awake.
  • Swollen lymph nodes: Swelling or enlargement of the lymph nodes
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.


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