NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,990 terms related to cancer and medicine.

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follicular large cell lymphoma
(fuh-LIH-kyoo-ler larj sel lim-FOH-muh)
A rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system) that is marked by enlarged lymph nodes and large cancer cells that may look cleaved (u-shaped) under the microscope. Follicular large cell lymphoma is treated as aggressive (fast-growing) lymphoma, but it sometimes recurs years later and acts like indolent (slow-growing) lymphoma.