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Lymphoma Brain Overview

Another name for Lymphoma Brain is Cerebral Lymphoma.

What is cerebral lymphoma?
A person with cerebral lymphoma has abnormal white blood cells that multiply out of control, forming tumors in the brain. White blood cells are part of the immune system, which fights infection. Cerebral lymphoma occurs in those with a weak immune system, such as those who have AIDS. Cerebral lymphoma is very rare.

What are the symptoms of cerebral lymphoma?
Symptoms of cerebral lymphoma include mood changes, confusion, hallucinations, headaches, numbness and tingling, difficulty speaking, seizures, and weakness or fatigue.

How does the doctor treat cerebral lymphoma?
Treatment for cerebral lymphoma may include corticosteroids, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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