Did you know every three minutes someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer?1 Blood cancers affect the production and function of blood cells, and about half of blood cancers that occur each year are lymphoma.2,3
Lymphoma starts in cells called lymphocytes, which are part of the body's immune system.3 There are more than 60 forms of lymphoma and each subtype behaves, spreads and responds to treatment differently.4,5 Lymphomas are divided into two categories: Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.3
One subtype of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is called marginal zone lymphoma (MZL), a slow-growing, rare disease.6 Discover more about MZL with these key facts on symptoms, diagnosis and prevalence.
1. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Facts and Statistics. Available at: https://www.lls.org/http%3A/llsorg.prod.acquia-sites.com/facts-and-statistics/facts-and-statistics-overview/facts-and-statistics. Last Accessed January 2017.
2. American Society of Hematology. Blood Cancers. Available at: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Cancers/. Last Accessed January 2017.
3. American Society of Hematology. Lymphoma. Available at: http://www.hematology.org/Patients/Cancers/Lymphoma.aspx. Last Accessed January 2017.
4. American Cancer Society. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-what-is-non-hodgkin-lymphoma. Last Accessed January 2017.
5. Lymphoma Research Foundation. About Lymphoma. Available at: http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=6299689. Last Accessed January 2017.
6. Lymphoma Research Foundation. “Marginal Zone Lymphoma.” Available at: http://www.lymphoma.org/site/pp.asp?c=bkLTKaOQLmK8E&b=6554677 Last Accessed January 2017.
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