How common is diffuse large cell lymphoma?

Updated: Jun 12, 2019
  • Author: Shipra Gandhi, MBBS; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Diffuse large cell lymphoma (see the image below) is the most common lymphoma, representing 31% of the non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs), and it is rapidly fatal if untreated. Treatment recommendations and prognosis vary with different subtypes of the disease.

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hematoxylin and eos Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Hematoxylin and eosin stain of a lymph node biopsy sample showing a mixture of large and small cells. The architecture of the node is lost, with a diffuse pattern of involvement.

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