noncontiguous lymphoma

Pronunciation: (non-kun-TIG-yoo-us lim-FOH-muh)

Lymphoma in which the lymph nodes containing cancer are not next to each other, but are on the same side of the diaphragm (the thin muscle below the lungs that helps breathing and separates the chest from the abdomen).

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2004-01-23 Date last modified: 2005-03-09