What Is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma?

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What is anaplastic large cell lymphoma?

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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is rare in non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and a subtype of T cell lymphoma, accounting for approximately 1% and 16% of all NHLs and T cell lymphomas respectively.

Generally, a biopsy is examined and used for the diagnosis of ALCL. The small sample of abnormal skin tissue or tumor tissue are carefully examined under a microscope. What’s more, other tests, including blood tests, a CT scan, a PET scan, a MRI scan, and bone marrow biopsy, may be required by doctors for a more precise and comprehensive diagnosis.

 

Keywords: anaplastic large cell lymphoma; anaplastic lymphoma

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