T-cell lymphoma

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T-cell lymphoma describes several different types of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma which affect T cells. T cells are involved in four classes of lymphoma. Together with lymphomas involving NK cells, these account for perhaps one in eight cases of NHL.cite web |url=http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/attachments/National/br_1161891669.pdf |title=The Lymphomas |accessdate=2008-04-07 |author= |authorlink= |coauthors= |date=May 2006 |format=PDF |publisher=The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society |pages=p. 12] The four classes are:

* Extranodal T cell lymphoma
* Cutaneous T cell lymphomas: Sézary syndrome and Mycosis fungoides
* Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
* Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma

More information on various classification schemes is in the main lymphoma article.

Epidemiology

Of all cancers involving the same class of blood cell, 8% of cases are mature T cell lymphomas.cite book
author=Turgeon, Mary Louise
title=Clinical hematology: theory and procedures
publisher=Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
location=Hagerstown, MD
year=2005
pages=283
isbn=0-7817-5007-5
quote=Frequency of lymphoid neoplasms. (Source: Modified from WHO Blue Book on Tumour of Hematopoietic and Lymphoid Tissues. 2001, p. 2001.)
] Of such cases, 2% are precursor T lymphoblastic and 2% are cutaneous T cell lymphomas.

ee also

* B-cell lymphoma
* T-cell leukemia

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