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  MedlinePlus: Lymphoma
The primary NIH organization for research on Lymphoma is the National Cancer Institute
Lymphoma is a cancer of a part of the immune system called the lymphatic system.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphomas begin when a type of white blood cell, called a T cell or B cell, becomes abnormal.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/lymphoma.html   (522 words)

  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Facts & Statistics
Lymphoma* is a general term for a group of cancers that originates in the lymphatic system.
Lymphoma results when a lymphocyte (a type of white blood cell) undergoes a malignant change and begins to multiply, eventually crowding out healthy cells and creating tumors which enlarge the lymph nodes or other sites in the body.
The age-adjusted incidence of non-Hodgkin lymphoma rose by 84 percent from 1975 to 2004 - an annual average percentage increase of 2.8 percent.
www.leukemia-lymphoma.org /all_page?item_id=8965   (1005 words)

Lymphoma is a type of cancer involving cells of the immune system, called lymphocytes.
Lymphoma is a group of cancers that affect the cells that play a role in the immune system, and primarily represents cells involved in the lymphatic system of the body.
Lymphoma is a malignant transformation of either lymphocytes B or T cells or their subtypes.
www.emedicinehealth.com /lymphoma/article_em.htm   (881 words)

 Childhood Cancer: Lymphoma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lymphomas are divided into two broad categories, depending on the appearance of their cancerous (malignant) cells.
This type of lymphoma is defined by the presence of specific malignant cells, called Reed-Sternberg cells, in the lymph nodes or in some other lymphatic tissue.
In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, there is malignant growth of specific types of lymphocytes (a kind of white blood cell that collects in the lymph nodes).
kidshealth.org /parent/medical/cancer/cancer_lymphoma.html   (501 words)

Malignant lymphomas (ML) are cohesive malignant proliferations of lymphocytes arising in lymph nodes and in lymphoid tissue of various organs (extranodal).
In lymphoma, normal lymph node architecture is distorted or effaced by the proliferating malignant lymphoid cells.
The physical presence of disease and the presence or absence of symptoms are the measures for the respective pathologic and clinical staging of lymphoma.
www.med-ed.virginia.edu /courses/path/innes/wcd/lymphoma.cfm   (974 words)

Lymphomas are cancers affecting the lymphatic system, the network of vessels and nodes that carry infection-fighting white cells, called lymphocytes, throughout the body.
Gopal and colleagues found that patients with relapsed follicular lymphoma who were treated with radioactive antibodies followed by a transplant with their own stem cells (known as an autologous stem-cell transplant) had a five-year overall survival rate of 67 percent.
Unlike the survival rates for lymphoma in adults, the newer high-dose chemotherapy regimens have pushed survival rates for children to between 70 and 90 percent, with chemotherapy protocols for Hodgkin's lymphoma exceeding 90 percent survival rates.
www.fhcrc.org /research/diseases/lymphoma   (2243 words)

 Lymphoma - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Lymphoma is a general term for cancers that develop in the lymphatic system.
Treatment planning takes into account the type of lymphoma, the stage of disease, whether it is likely to grow slowly or rapidly, and the general health and age of the patient.
Although low-grade lymphomas grow slowly and respond readily to chemotherapy, they almost invariably return and are generally regarded as incurable.
www.healthscout.com /ency/416/304/main.html   (1068 words)

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphocytes, which means these cells grow abnormally and out of control.
Treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma depends on the grade of lymphoma (low, intermediate or high), the stage of the disease, and the age and health of the patient.
Advanced-stage, low-grade lymphoma may be treated in a variety of ways, ranging from chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy to a bone marrow transplant.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/8096/8514/216767.html?d=dmtHealthAZ   (1649 words)

 Childhood Cancer: Lymphoma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lymphomas are divided into two broad categories, depending on the appearance of their cancerous (malignant) cells.
This type of lymphoma is defined by the presence of specific malignant cells, called Reed-Sternberg cells, in the lymph nodes or in some other lymphatic tissue.
In non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, there is malignant growth of specific types of lymphocytes (a kind of white blood cell that collects in the lymph nodes).
www.kidshealth.org /parent/medical/cancer/cancer_lymphoma.html   (501 words)

 ACS :: What is Lymphoma?
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, or Hodgkin’s disease, is named after Dr. Thomas Hodgkin who first described it as a new disease in 1832.
But, there are some situations in which the specific type of lymphoma or part of the body affected is the most important factor in selection of treatment.
Approximately 56,800 Americans (32,600 men and 24,200 women) are expected to be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma during 1999, and 25,700 (13,400 men and 12,300 women) deaths are expected this year alone.
www.cancer.org /docroot/nws/content/nws_2_1x_what_is_lymphoma_.asp   (554 words)

 BBC - Health - Conditions - Lymphomas in childhood
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system (the system that helps the body fight infection).
The exact cause of lymphoma is not yet known but there is an inherited tendency - and brothers or sisters of a child with the cancer are also slightly more likely than average to be affected.
Lymphomas are usually treated by a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and/or bone marrow transplants.
www.bbc.co.uk /health/conditions/lymphoma2.shtml   (747 words)

 Lymphoma Treatment Information -- Siteman Cancer Center St. Louis Missouri
Lymphoma  is a disease in which malignant  (cancer) cells  form in the lymph system .
For primary CNS lymphoma, a CT scan is done of the chest, abdomen , and pelvis  (the part of the body between the hips).
Treatment of primary CNS lymphoma works best when the tumor has not spread outside the cerebrum  (the largest part of the brain) and the patient is younger than 60 years, able to carry out most daily activities, and does not have AIDS or other diseases that weaken the immune system.
www.siteman.wustl.edu /PDQ.aspx?id=664&xml=CDR258030.xml   (2672 words)

 lymphoma's Xanga Site
The lymphoma is usually made up of T-lymphocytes, although in some cases the type of cell making up the lymphoma is unclear: this is known as null-cell type.
The 'stage' of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma means how many groups of lymph nodes are affected, where they are in the body and whether other organs such as the bone marrow or liver are involved.
Lymphoma is present in lymph nodes in both the upper and lower parts of the body (i.e.
www.xanga.com /lymphoma   (1787 words)

 Vet Corner - Lymphoma   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Lymphoma in cats can be related to the feline leukemia virus but there isn't any conclusive evidence that a viral cause exists for the dog.
Mediastinal Lymphoma causes a growth of cancer in the front part of the chest leading to fluid in the chest and difficulty breathing.
Lymphoma can be treated with chemotherapy and is probably the most commonly treated cancer in dogs because the chemotherapy protocols are well established and the chances of a good response to the chemotherapy are favorable.
www.adoptagolden.com /k9stuff/vetcorner/lymph.htm   (783 words)

 Lymphoma in Dogs
The symptoms of lymphoma are related to the location of the tumor(s).
Lymphoma is considered a systemic disease, which makes surgery and radiation impractical and ineffective.
Treatment for lymphoma in the dog is considered one of the more successful cancer treatments and can often be performed by a local veterinarian without the need to travel long distances to veterinary schools or specialty clinics.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=2&cat=1638&articleid=459   (696 words)

 Lymphoma Treatment
Lymphoma is one of the most common causes of death from cancer in the United States, and about 48,000 new cases of lymphoma are diagnosed every year.
In lymphoma, cancer cells are found in the lymphatic system, which is comprised of the bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen, stomach, intestines and skin.
Lymphomas are graded as low, intermediate and high depending on the kind of lymphoma cells present and how they affect lymph nodes and chromosomes.
www.csmc.edu /5275.html   (897 words)

 Lymphoma - Cancer Overview - Greenebaum Cancer Center
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, a part of the immune system that fights disease and infections.
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma also causes the cells in the lymphatic system to reproduce abnormally and may eventually result in tumors.
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center treats most lymphomas in its Hematologic Malignancies Program, which is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of physicians and researchers who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cancers of the blood.
www.umgcc.org /overview/lymphoma.html?source=google   (357 words)

Lymphomas are tumors of the lymph glands that can occur in anyone.
Lymphoma in the intestines causes abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Lymphoma in the brain can cause the same kinds of symptoms that happen in dementia (changes in behaviour, memory, level of consciousness, etc.) Lymphoma in the brain can also cause headaches, fever, seizures, or weakness of the arms or legs.
www.tthhivclinic.com /lymphoma.htm   (232 words)

 Emedicine Search Results for Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Lymphomas are malignant neoplasms of the lymphoid lineage.
Lymphomas of the Head and Neck - Otolaryngologists are frequently involved in the diagnosis of lymphoma.
HIV-associated CNS lymphoma is a diffuse, large-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that usually occurs in the brain (rarely in the spinal...
www.emedicine.com /cgi-bin/foxweb.exe/searchengine@/em/searchengine?boolean=and&book=all&maxhits=100&HiddenURL=&query=Lymphoma   (450 words)

 Lymphoma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, lymphomas account for about five percent of all cases of cancer in the United States, and Hodgkin's disease in particular accounts for less than one percent of all cases of cancer in the United States.
Colors indicate levels of expression; green indicates genes that are overexpressed in normal cells compared to lymphoma cells and red indicates genes that are overexpressed in lymphoma cells compared to normal cells.
Lymphomas in Children and Adolescents The Centre for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Sydney Children’s Hospital provides information on cancers in children and adolescents, including Hodgkins Disease and Non-Hodgkins Lymphomas.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lymphoma   (669 words)

 SPORES - Current SPORE Programs
A fundamental feature of the biology of these diseases that may influence the response to immunotherapy is the fact that lymphoma cells are the transformed counterpart of key components of the immune system itself.
For example, as a tumor derived from antigen presenting cells (APCs), B cell lymphomas are well equipped to process antigen and engage in cognate interactions with lymphoma antigen-specific T cells.
Principal Investigator(s): William Matsui, M.D.; Richard Jones, M.D. Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is characterized by pathognomonic Hodgkin-Reed Sternberg (H/RS) cells that contain rearranged and somatically hypermutated immunoglobulin gene sequences indicative of a germinal center B cell origin.
spores.nci.nih.gov /current/lymphoma/lymphoma_docs/lym-ambinder.html   (2978 words)

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