Lymphoma, Lymphoma And Non Hodgkin Lymphoma

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Lymphoma is a general term for many similar subtypes of cancers that come from a white blood cell called a “lymphocyte.” Lymphoma has two major categories: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Mantle cell lymphoma is merely 1 of 70 different types of NHL. US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health 2008. Lymphatic cancer, also known as Lymphoma, is a cancer of the body’s lymph nodes. Records show MCL occurs in about 20,000 to 200,000 cases annually in the United States; 20,000 to 200,000 may seem like a large amount, and is a lot of individuals, but in comparison to the 318.9 million people in the United States, this condition is rare. Mantle Cell Lymphoma 2014. Although Lymphatic cancer is considered rare, there is a type called Mantle Cell Lymphoma, which only occurs in approximately 7% of people with NHL have mantle cell lymphoma. Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin 2012. The name of MCL originates primarily from its location. Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) results from a malignant transformation of a B lymphocyte in the outer edge of a lymph node follicle, which is also known as “the mantle zone”. About .7% of people have Mantle Cell Lymphoma. MCL is rare because only about 5-10% have NHL (non Hodgkin Lymphoma) in general. Most of the individuals afflicted with this disorder are usually men of ages 50 and older. Owen A. O’Connor, MD, PhD 2014

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