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  • Swollen lymph nodes above collar bone

  • Losing too much weight

  • Swollen armpit

  • Easily tired

  • Became slender

  • Swollen lymph nodes continue to grow larger

  • Fatigue that varies throughout the day

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is MALT lymphoma?

MALT lymphoma is a form of lymphoma (cancer of the lymph system) that can occur in any mucosal site, often in the stomach. It originates from the immune cells of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). MALT is lymphoid tissue aggregates found in mucosal membranes like the gastrointestinal tract, nose, throat, thyroid, breast, lung, salivary glands, eye, and skin.

Symptoms of MALT lymphoma

  • History of Helicobacter pylori infection

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

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

  • Recent weight loss

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for MALT lymphoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose MALT lymphoma

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with a Helicobacter pylori​ infection?

  • Do you have discomfort (but not pain) around the upper part of your abdomen /stomach? Such as an upset tummy?

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

  • Have you lost weight recently?

  • Do you feel fatigued?

Treatment for MALT lymphoma

Most cases of MALT lymphoma are cured by antibiotics, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of treatments.

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References

  • Violeta Filip P, Cuciureanu D, Sorina Diaconu L, Maria Vladareanu A, Silvia Pop C. MALT lymphoma: epidemiology, clinical diagnosis and treatment. J Med Life. 2018 Jul-Sep;11(3):187-193. doi: 10.25122/jml-2018-0035. PMID: 30364585; PMCID: PMC6197515.

    https://medandlife.org/wp-content/uploads/JMedLife-11-187.pdf

  • Hollie N, Asakrah S. MALT lymphoma of the colon: a clinicopathological review. J Clin Pathol. 2020 Jul;73(7):378-383. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2019-206377. Epub 2020 Feb 7. PMID: 32034054.

    https://jcp.bmj.com/content/73/7/378

  • Raderer M, Kiesewetter B, Ferreri AJ. Clinicopathologic characteristics and treatment of marginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma). CA Cancer J Clin. 2016 Mar-Apr;66(2):153-71. doi: 10.3322/caac.21330. Epub 2015 Nov 24. PMID: 26773441.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi?DOI=10.3322/caac.21330

  • Marcelis L, Tousseyn T, Sagaert X. MALT Lymphoma as a Model of Chronic Inflammation-Induced Gastric Tumor Development. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2019;421:77-106. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-15138-6_4. PMID: 31123886.

    https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-15138-6_4

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Reviewed By:

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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