lymphoma

Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)

What is small lymphocytic lymphoma? Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) is a type of cancer that starts from specialized immune cells called B cells. The disease often involves small immune organs called lymph nodes but it can be found in any solid organ throughout the body. What are the symptoms of small lymphocytic lymphoma? The symptoms …
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Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

What is chronic lymphocytic leukemia? Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a type of blood cancer called leukemia. It starts from specialized immune cells called B-lymphocytes that are normally found throughout the body. What are the symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia? The symptoms of CLL may be mild, and many patients do not experience any symptoms …
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Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL)

What is diffuse large B cell lymphoma? Diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a type of cancer that starts from specialized immune cells called B cells. DLBCL is the most common type of lymphoma to affect adults and typically arises in people greater than 65 years old. This type of cancer is slightly more …
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Follicular lymphoma

What is follicular lymphoma? Follicular lymphoma is a type of cancer that comes from specialized immune cells called lymphocytes. Follicular lymphoma is the second most common lymphoma to affect adults. Where in the body is follicular lymphoma found? Follicular lymphoma can start anywhere in the body where lymphocytes gather in large numbers. The most common …
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Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is the name given to a group of cancers made up of specialized immune cells. Common types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma include diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), follicular lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma, and Burkitt lymphoma. How do pathologists make this diagnosis? The diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma is sometimes made after …
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