diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

Pronunciation: (dih-FYOOS larj ... sel lim-FOH-muh)

A type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer of the immune system) that is usually aggressive (fast-growing). It is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and is marked by rapidly growing tumors in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, bone marrow, or other organs. Other symptoms include fever, night sweats, and weight loss. There are several subtypes of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-05-23 Date last modified: 2007-10-23