anaplastic large cell lymphoma

Pronunciation: (A-nuh-PLAS-tik larj sel lim-FOH-muh)

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is usually of the T-cell type. The cancer cells express a marker called CD30 or Ki-1 on the surface, and may appear in the lymph nodes, skin, bones, soft tissues, lungs, or liver. Also called ALCL.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Date last modified: 2007-10-31