Lymphoma is a cancer arising from the lymphocyte, which is one of the body’s white cells involved in the immune system. Lymphocytes are normally present throughout the body in all the tissues. They circulate in the blood stream as well as the lymphatic system. Lymphocytes are rapidly reproducing cells, which give them the ability to increase their numbers when there is a threat to the body. Because they reproduce so frequently, they are more likely to develop mutations, which can lead to the development of cancer.

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