Advertisement

What is Burkitt's lymphoma?

Burkitt's lymphoma is a type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that mostly affects children and adolescents, particularly those with AIDS. Cases in the U.S. are rare; it is most commonly found in central Africa. It is an extremely fast-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and left untreated can prove quickly fatal. It spreads easily to the blood, bone marrow, nervous system, and major organs, and occasionally surgery is required to remove damaged organ tissues once the disease is in remission.

Continue Learning about Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Is There Staging for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia?
Is There Staging for Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia?
People often talk about cancer in terms of stage. Staging is a way of categorizing the severity of a cancer and if a cancer has spread beyond the init...
Read More
What are the treatment options for stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Sigma NursingSigma Nursing
Treatment options for stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma depend on whether the disease is diagnosed as ind...
More Answers
What is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma overwhelmingly occurs most often in lymphocytes called B-cells. Fully 85 percen...
More Answers
Treating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Treating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s LymphomaTreating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s LymphomaTreating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s LymphomaTreating an Aggressive Form of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Learn about the goals of treatment, the treatment options and the important questions to ask your healthcare team.
Start Slideshow

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.