mantle cell lymphoma

Pronunciation: (MAN-tul sel lim-FOH-muh)

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that usually occurs in middle-aged or older adults. It is marked by small- to medium-size cancer cells that may be in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood, and gastrointestinal system.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2005-10-24 Date last modified: 2007-10-23