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Created March 2020.

What is lymphoma?

Lymphoma is a malignant proliferation of lymphocytes. The classification of different types of lymphoma is complex and evolving as more is learned about their origin and behaviour [1–3]. The diagnosis of lymphoma is made by lymph node, tissue, or bone marrow biopsy.

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  1. Jaffe ES, Barr PM, Smith SM. Understanding the New WHO Classification of Lymphoid Malignancies: Why It's Important and How It Will Affect Practice. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book 2017; 37: 535–46. DOI: 10.1200/EDBK_175437. PubMed Central
  2. Swerdlow SH, Campo E, Pileri SA, Harris NL, et al. The 2016 revision of the World Health Organization classification of lymphoid neoplasms. Blood 2016; 127: 2375–90. DOI: 10.1182/blood-2016-01-643569. PubMed Central
  3. Quintanilla-Martinez L. The 2016 updated WHO classification of lymphoid neoplasias. Hematol Oncol 2017; 35 (Suppl 1): 37–45. doi: 10.1002/hon.2399. Journal

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