Conoscere il linfoma

Linfoma è un termine generico utilizzato per oltre 90 tumori che hanno inizio nelle cellule del sistema immunitario1. I linfomi possono essere suddivisi in due grandi categorie: linfoma di Hodgkin e linfoma non-Hodgkin (NHL). La maggior parte delle diagnosi di linfoma ricade in questa seconda categoria. Per individuare il trattamento più appropriato è importante distinguere tra i diversi sottotipi di linfoma non-Hodgkin.

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