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 +Tumor of the lymphoid [[tissue]]. Diagnosis is by [[biopsy]]. Treatment may be [[chemotherapy]],​ [[radiation therapy]], [[surgery]],​ or medication, depending on the age of the patient and type of tumor.
  
 +Common Misspellings:​ limpoma, lypoma, lymphnoma, lympoma, lynphoma ​
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 +(2) Non-Hodgkin'​s lymphoma is cancer of the [[lymphatic system]]. Symptoms include swollen [[:|lymph nodes]], fever, night sweats, coughing, weakness, chest pain, unexplained weight loss, and abdominal pain. Treatment depends on which type of non-Hodgkin'​s lymphoma you have, the stage of the cancer, your age, how fast the cancer is growing, and whether you have other health problems.
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 +(3) Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) is any of a large group of cancers of the [[immune system]]. There are many different types of NHL, and they can be divided into aggressive (fast-growing) and indolent (slow-growing) types, and are classified as either B-cell or [[T cell]] NHL. [[B cell]] NHLs include Burkitt'​s lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, follicular lymphoma, immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, and mantle cell lymphoma. T-cell NHLs include mycosis fungoides, anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and precursor T-lymphoblastic lymphoma. Lymphomas related to [[lymphoproliferative disorder]]s following [[bone marrow]] or [[stem cell]] transplantation are usually B-cell NHLs. Prognosis and treatment depend on the stage and type of disease. ​
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 +See also:
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 +[[:|My Life with Lymphedema and Lymphoma]]
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 +[[:​|Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma]]
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 +[[:​|Cutaneous B-cell Lymphoma]]
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 +[[http://​www.lymphedemapeople.com/​phpBB2/​viewtopic.php?​t=149|Hodgkins Lymphoma - Hodgkins Disease]] ​  
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