Mantle cell lymphoma
Other Names for this Disease
- Lymphoma, mantle cell
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Most lymphomas are not inherited, but rather are acquired when the DNAvewithin select body cells has been damaged (somatic DNA damage). Some risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) include age (older), gender (male), race (white), and having a condition which weakens the immune system, such as autoimmune conditions, certain genetic disorders, being on immune suppressing medications, HIV/AIDS, HTLV-1, Ebstein-Barr virus, and helicobacter pylori infection.
Last updated: 4/27/2016
- Adult Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Treatment–Patient Version (PDQ®). National Cancer Insitute. March 3, 2016; http://www.cancer.gov/types/lymphoma/patient/adult-nhl-treatment-pdq. Accessed 4/27/2016.