Diagnosis and treatment of non-hodgkin’s lymphoma of adults

David G. Crockett, James O. Armitage, Julie M. Vose

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Abstract

The non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (NHL) represent a diverse group of neoplasms with many different clinical presentations, associated laboratory abnormalities, responsiveness to treatment, and clinical outcome. These neoplasms arise from either B or T immune cells and demonstrate variable aggressiveness. Diagnosis is made from a range of clinical presentations ultimately leading to a lymph node biopsy interpreted by an experienced hematopathologist. Treatment varies based on cell of origin and usually involves combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy. This chapter will attempt to provide a thorough overview of the major subtypes of NHL and the key treatments to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeoplastic Diseases of the Blood
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages951-973
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783319642635
ISBN (Print)9783319642628
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Combination chemotherapy
  • Lymph node biopsy
  • Monoclonal antibody therapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Crockett, D. G., Armitage, J. O., & Vose, J. M. (2018). Diagnosis and treatment of non-hodgkin’s lymphoma of adults. In Neoplastic Diseases of the Blood (pp. 951-973). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64263-5_45