non-Hodgkin 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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Mantle cell lymphoma

What is mantle cell lymphoma? Mantle cell lymphoma is a type of cancer that comes from immune cells called B-lymphocytes. In most cases, the cancer cells have a genetic change called a translocation involving the gene CCND1. Where in the body is mantle cell lymphoma found? The most common sites involved by mantle cell lymphoma …
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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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Burkitt lymphoma

What is Burkitt lymphoma? Burkitt lymphoma is a type of cancer that starts from specialized immune cells called B-lymphocytes. It is characterized by a genetic change called a translocation involving the gene MYC. This genetic change allows the cancer cells to divide and create new cancer cells very quickly. Where in the body is Burkitt …
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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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Lymphoma

What does lymphoma mean? Lymphoma is a type of cancer that comes from cells that make up our immune system. The immune system is made up of many different types of cells including B-cells, T-cells, plasma cells, and macrophages. ​Your immune system helps us fight off infections and heal after an injury. Lymphoma can occur …
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