What Is Follicular Lymphoma?

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What is follicular lymphoma?

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Follicular lymphoma, also known as CB/CC lymphoma, nodular lymphoma and Brill-Symmers Disease, is a type of blood cancer. The disease occurs when B-lymphocytes which is a kind of white blood cells that fight infection turn abnormal. As for the incidence, it is regarded as the most common among all indolent non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas and the second most common among all non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas.

When patients develop follicular lymphoma, the most common symptom is painless swelling in parts of their body, such as the neck, the armpit or the groin. Of course, patients can develop other symptoms, such as tiredness, weight loss, night sweats and high temperatures (fevers).

 

Keywords: follicular lymphoma; follicular lymphoma+; b cell follicular lymphoma

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