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Mantle cell lymphoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lymphoma, mantle cell
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Cause

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What causes Mantle cell lymphoma?

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.[1]
Last updated: 4/27/2016

References
  1. 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.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Lymphoma, mantle cell
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.