mantle cell lymphoma

Definition / meaning of mantle cell lymphoma

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that usually occurs in middle-aged or older adults. It is marked by small- to medium-size cancer cells that may be in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood, and gastrointestinal system.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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