What is B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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B-cell lymphomas are clonal tumors of mature and immature B cells that constitute the majority (80-85%) of non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs). NHLs are a heterogeneous group of lymphoproliferative malignancies with differing patterns of behavior and responses to treatment. [1] NHL usually originates in the lymphoid tissues and can spread to other organs.


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