Follicular large cell lymphoma

Definition of follicular large cell lymphoma

follicular large cell lymphoma

(fuh-LIH-kyoo-ler larj sel lim-FOH-muh)
A rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system) that is marked by enlarged lymph nodes and large cancer cells that may look cleaved (u-shaped) under the microscope. Follicular large cell lymphoma is treated as aggressive (fast-growing) lymphoma, but it sometimes recurs years later and acts like indolent (slow-growing) lymphoma.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms