Is AIDS-related lymphoma serious?

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AIDS-related lymphoma is a serious condition. This type of cancer strikes people whose immune systems have been damaged by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The cancer often grows quickly. AIDS-related lymphomas are also more likely than other lymphomas to spread through the body, and they are more difficult to treat.

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AIDS-Related Lymphoma

AIDS-Related Lymphoma

Individuals with human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, have a substantially higher risk of developing lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the immune system. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma develops in approximately 3% to 4% of people with acqu...

ired immune deficiency syndrome, or AIDS. Doctors mark the development of this cancer as one of the defining AIDS symptoms. AIDS-related lymphoma damages the lymph system, which helps carry white blood cells through the body to fight infections. Learn more about the symptoms and treatment for AIDS-related lymphoma with expert advice from Sharecare.
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