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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Linfoma anaplásico de células grandes

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (A-nuh-PLAS-tik larj sel lim-FOH-muh)
An aggressive (fast-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is usually of the T-cell type. The cancer cells express a marker called CD30 or Ki-1 on the surface, and may appear in the lymph nodes, skin, bones, soft tissues, lungs, or liver. Also called ALCL.



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