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Does burkitt lymphoma fall under cancers?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Taxonomy of

Malignancy used to derive from embyonal cells of origin.
All ectoderm and endoderm linings were cancers, and tended to spread to nodes. All mesodermal origin tissues were sarcomas, and tended to bllod borne mets. Bone marrow and lymphatics were mesodermally derives, andformerly were called "lymphosarcoma". Frankly, historical interset only, not helpful. Burkitt is linked to ebstein barr virus.

In brief: Taxonomy of

Malignancy used to derive from embyonal cells of origin.
All ectoderm and endoderm linings were cancers, and tended to spread to nodes. All mesodermal origin tissues were sarcomas, and tended to bllod borne mets. Bone marrow and lymphatics were mesodermally derives, andformerly were called "lymphosarcoma". Frankly, historical interset only, not helpful. Burkitt is linked to ebstein barr virus.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Burkitt lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands and is believed to be caused by epstein barr virus, the causative agent of mono.

In brief: Yes

Burkitt lymphoma is a cancer of the lymph glands and is believed to be caused by epstein barr virus, the causative agent of mono.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: Yes

Yes, burkitt lymphoma is a form of cancer occurring in lymph nodes or other organs that contain lymphoid tissue like the gastrointestinal tract.

In brief: Yes

Yes, burkitt lymphoma is a form of cancer occurring in lymph nodes or other organs that contain lymphoid tissue like the gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Robert Warner
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Yes

Burkitt's is a fairly uncommon, but quite aggressive form of lymphoma.
Lymphomas are cancers of the lymph system, as opposed to carcinomas which originate in organs, and sarcomas which originate in connective tissues generally.

In brief: Yes

Burkitt's is a fairly uncommon, but quite aggressive form of lymphoma.
Lymphomas are cancers of the lymph system, as opposed to carcinomas which originate in organs, and sarcomas which originate in connective tissues generally.
Dr. Robert Warner
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