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  • Abdominal pain

  • Lymph swollen

  • Black poop

  • Throwing up blood

  • Swollen lymph nodes above collar bone

  • Tarry stools

  • Poop is like coffee grounds

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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. Its name comes from the immune cells of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT). MALT originates from lymphoid tissue aggregates found in mucosal membranes like the gastrointestinal tract, nose, throat, thyroid, breast, lung, salivary glands, eye, and skin. It is sometimes associated with Hepatitis C and H pylori infections and some autoimmune conditions. Symptoms and workup depend on location but the diagnosis is always made with a biopsy.

Typical Symptoms of MALT Lymphoma

  • Black, shiny stool

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

  • Hepatosplenomegaly

  • Upset tummy / upper abdominal discomfort

  • History of Sjogren's syndrome

  • History of Helicobacter pylori infection

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Neck swelling

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson MALT Lymphoma

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Are your stools black and shiny like hair?

  • Are your lymph nodes swollen and enlarged?

  • Do you have discomfort in the upper abdomen, like an upset tummy?

  • Have you ever been diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome?

  • Have you been diagnosed with H. pylori infection?

Treatmentof MALT Lymphoma

Many cases of MALT lymphoma can be cured. Treatments include antibiotics, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of treatments and sometimes early stage cases are carefully observed with active surveillance.

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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:

Robin Schoenthaler, MD

Robin Schoenthaler, MD (Oncology)

Board certified radiation oncologist with over 30 years experience treating cancer patients. Senior physician advisor for expert medical options in adult oncology. Published award-winning essayist on medical and health issues and more.

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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