Mantle cell lymphoma
Other Names for this Disease
- Lymphoma, mantle cell
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lymphatic system (part of the immune system). In MCL, there are cancerous B-cells (a type of immune system cell). The cancerous B-cells are within a region of the lymph node known as the mantle zone. Although MCLs are slow-growing cancers, the cancer is usually widespread by the time it is diagnosed. In these situations, treatment must be intensive since MCL can become life threatening within a short period of time. MCL accounts for 6% of all NHL's and is mostly found in males during their early 60s.Mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) belongs to a group of diseases known as non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL). NHL's are cancers that affect the the
Last updated: 4/27/2016
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