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What is the most common form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma overwhelmingly occurs most often in lymphocytes called B-cells. Fully 85 percent of non-Hodgkin lymphomas are classified as B-cell. The most common variety classified in this group-and therefore the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma-is called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, an aggressive form of the disease marked by fast growing tumors and rapid spread to other major organs and bone marrow.

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