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Mantle cell lymphoma - is that like a hodgkin's?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
Non hodgkin's: Mantle cell lymphoma is a subset of non hodgkin's lymphoma. Under microscope, it looks like clusters of small size of lymphoid cells mimicking appearance of indolent/slow-progressing lymphoma, however it behaves like an agressive lymphoma. The treatment would be combinations of chemotherapies plus biological therapy.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Different: Mantle cell lymphoma is part of a group of diseases called non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Hodgkin's disease or hodgkin's lymphoma is a different class of lymphoma.
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Wat is mantle cell lymphoma?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Mantle cell lymphoma: Is a less common b-cell disease in the non-hodgkin's lymphoma group. It tends to be advanced stage when diagnosed, and can have a propensity to involve both the gut and skin. About 20% of cases behave indolently, and treatment is quite effective at diagnosis. Late relapses are common, and treatment is more challenging the second time around.
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Last updated Nov 30, 2012
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