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Learn more about B-cell lymphoma

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is B-cell lymphoma?

B-cell lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. It develops from B lymphocytes, a white blood cell type, that helps fight infections.

Symptoms of B-cell lymphoma

  • Reddish-brown hard lumps or bumps on the skin

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Repeated episodes of fever above 100.4°F / 38°C

  • Swollen lymph nodes, usually small swellings at the neck, armpits, groin and behind the ears

Questions your doctor may ask to check for B-cell lymphoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose B-cell lymphoma

  • Do you have hard, reddish-brown lumps or bumps on the skin?

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Have you had repeated fevers of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher?

  • Do you feel your lymph nodes are swollen and enlarged?

Treatment for B-cell lymphoma

Chemotherapy is the most common way to treat B-cell lymphoma and may be combined with radiation or immunotherapy.

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References

  • Grimm KE, O'Malley DP. Aggressive B cell lymphomas in the 2017 revised WHO classification of tumors of hematopoietic and lymphoid tissues. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2019 Feb;38:6-10. doi: 10.1016/j.anndiagpath.2018.09.014. Epub 2018 Oct 2. PMID: 30380402.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1092913418302843?via%3Dihub

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