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Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma

A common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) is a cancer of the B-cells. It can occur at any time between adolescence and old age; the most common age to be diagnosed is around 60 and the illness is slightly more common in men than in women. A painless swelling in the neck, armpit or groan, caused by enlarged lymph nodes, is the first sign of the condition. In some cases, lymph nodes in more than one part of the body are affected, but in some people, the illness doesn’t begin in the lymph bodes but in another part of the body – this is called extranodal disease. The most common place for DLBCL to develop outside of the lymph nodes is the stomach or bowel, although any area of the body can be affected...

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