from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various usually malignant tumors that arise in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue.
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- n. a malignant tumor that arises in the lymph nodes or in other lymphoid tissue
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A tumor having a structure resembling that of a lymphatic gland; -- called also lymphadenoma.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hyperplastic mass of lymphoid tissue.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a neoplasm of lymph tissue that is usually malignant; one of the four major types of cancer
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is usually a disease of rapid onset and progression.
Although Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a disease that is serious and potentially life threatening (as are all forms of cancer), much success has been seen with the treatment of your child's disease.
In children, non-Hodgkins lymphoma is classified as one of the following:
Hodgkin's lymphoma is a cancer that begins in a type of white blood cell and is curable in 75% of patients.
Welsh-born Whitfield was diagnosed with treatable Stage 1 non-Hodgkin lymphoma in early March during a routine checkup just as the show was about to start shooting Season 2.
In early March we learned the shocking news that actor Andy Whitfield, star of the Starz dramatic series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma and would immediately undergo cancer treatment.
Highly exposed workers also were nearly four times more likely to die of Hodgkin lymphoma, which affects immune cells, the study shows.
This study is the first to link a chemical with an increased risk of death from Hodgkin lymphoma, according to the NCI.
His cancer, a non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was diagnosed in 2006 and has since gone into remission, and his life seems much the same as it was before he got sick.
But lymphoma is a different thing altogether, and while many people do become cancer-free, it's not the kind of thing you take lightly, and I wonder if even if Mr. Thompson is declared cancer-free, whether the electorate will take him at his -- or his doctor's -- word.