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View in Spanish: Leucemia/linfoma de células T en adultos

Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (uh-DULT T-sel loo-KEE-mee-uh/lim-FOH-muh)
An aggressive (fast-growing) type of T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma caused by the human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1). It is marked by bone and skin lesions, high calcium levels, and enlarged lymph nodes, spleen, and liver. Also called ATLL.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.