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How can anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (ALCL) show up?

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ALCL can show up in two ways:

  • In the skin, it's called cutaneous ALCL. It usually grows slowly.
  • In the lymph nodes and other organs, it's called systemic ALCL. It often spreads quickly.

From: Anaplastic Large-Cell Lymphoma WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Blood and Lymphatic Centers Leukaemia Care: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Canadian Cancer Society: "Anaplastic large cell lymphoma."

Focus on Large Cell Lymphoma: "Treatment Options."

Leukaemia Foundation: "Fact Sheet: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

FDA: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women with Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses."

Lamant, L. March 2010. Haematologica,

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

SOURCES:

Blood and Lymphatic Centers Leukaemia Care: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Canadian Cancer Society: "Anaplastic large cell lymphoma."

Focus on Large Cell Lymphoma: "Treatment Options."

Leukaemia Foundation: "Fact Sheet: Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

Lymphoma Research Foundation: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma."

FDA: "Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) In Women with Breast Implants: Preliminary FDA Findings and Analyses."

Lamant, L. March 2010. Haematologica,

National Cancer Institute: "What You Need to Know About Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

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