African Lymphoma Overview
Another name for African Lymphoma is Burkitt Lymphoma.
What is Burkitt lymphoma?
A person with Burkitt's lymphoma has abnormal cells in the lymph nodes or spleen that multiply out of control. These cells can form tumors and spread to other parts of the body. Burkitt lymphoma is caused by the overproduction of a white blood cell, called a B-lymphocyte.
What are the symptoms of Burkitt lymphoma?
The most common symptom of Burkitt lymphoma includes nontender, swollen lymph glands under the jaw. Other symptoms include fevers, weakness or fatigue, and unintentional weight loss.
How does the doctor treat Burkitt lymphoma?
Treatment for Burkitt lymphoma may include chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant.
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