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B-Cell Lymphoma - A form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), usually occurring in adults, that affects a type of immune system cell known as B cells. Also called B lymphocytes, B cells are a type of white blood cell found in lymphoid tissue (in the bone marrow). B cells normally help protect the body against bacteria or viruses by making antibodies (proteins which defend against foreign substances in the body).
The most common symptoms of B-cell lymphoma can include the following: a painless swelling in the armpit, neck, or groin areas, decreased appetite and/or weight loss, tiredness, night sweats, and fevers. While B-cell lymphoma treatment options vary, the most common treatment options include chemotherapy, radiotherapy, steroid therapy, and monoclonal antibody therapy.
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