Malignant T Cell and Other Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

  • M. D. Amylon
  • M. P. Link
  • S. B. Murphy
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (1360)

Abstract

Lymphoma is the third most common malignant diagnosis in children, following acute leukaemia and brain tumours. The incidence is 16.8 per million population in United States white children under 15 years of age. About 45% of these children have Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is discussed elsewhere. The remaining 55% have any of a diverse group of diagnoses collectively referred to as non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (NHL) [1]. Included in this group are several histopathologically distinct entities, which have quite variable biological properties. It is perhaps not surprising, therefore, that the natural history and response to therapy of children diagnosed with NHL have been difficult to characterize. There are some generalizations, however, which are worth noting; and recent progress has advanced our understanding of these disorders considerably.

Keywords

Lymphoma Leukemia Oncol Cardiomyopathy Prednisone 

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  • M. D. Amylon
  • M. P. Link
  • S. B. Murphy

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