- a tumor arising from any of the cellular elements of lymph nodes.
Origin of lymphoma
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Examples from the Web for lymphoma
Demicheli also had been a physicist but had switched to oncology research after his wife died of Hodgkin lymphoma in 1976.How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
An upward trend is especially apparent in kidney, liver, and thyroid cancer and in melanoma and lymphoma.Are We Wasting Billions Seeking a Cure for Cancer?
Margaret I. Cuomo
October 2, 2012
Certain kinds of chemotherapy, administered to patients with lymphoma and breast cancer, can produce secondary bladder cancer.How Robin Roberts’ Breast Cancer Treatment Could Cause More Cancer
June 12, 2012
But his lymphoma recurred and, had he won the nomination and the election, he would have died in office.Bachmann’s Political Headache
Jill Lawrence, Casey Schwartz
July 20, 2011
On Super Tuesday, I was diagnosed with Stage Four non-Hodgkins lymphoma.Elizabeth Edwards' Brave Message
December 7, 2010
- any form of cancer of the lymph nodesAlso called: lymphosarcoma (ˌlɪmfəʊsɑːˈkəʊmə)
Word Origin and History for lymphoma
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of various usually malignant neoplasms of lymphatic and reticuloendothelial tissues that occur as circumscribed solid tumors and that are composed of cells that resemble lymphocytes, plasma cells, or histiocytes.malignant lymphoma
- Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or other lymphatic tissues, often manifested by painless enlargement of one or more lymph nodes. See also Hodgkin's disease.
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