What is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma?
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma is a type of white blood cell cancer that originates from the rapid uncontrolled division or multiplication of T-Lymphocytes. T cells, or T lymphocytes, are the main components of the body’s immune system that helps to fight infections.
The probable causes are breast, tibial, gluteal, and dental implants.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- The enlargement or swelling of the multiple lymph nodes in the body
- Mass or tumour in the abdomen, bones, or muscles
- A mass, lump, or tumour on the skin which may be ulcerated (sore)
- Constant fever
- Excessive sweating at the night
- Unexplained weight loss
The following are the diagnostic tests that help to diagnose T cell pro-lymphocytic Leukemia.
- Complete blood count (CBC) with peripheral smear
- Blood coagulation profile
- Bone marrow aspiration and cytology
- Tumour and lymph node
- CT- scan, MRI, PET scan, Ultrasonography (USG), and X-Ray to detect the site and extent of care.
Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation are the main treatment options. Surgical (excision) removal of the tumor is the main treatment option in the anaplastic large cell lymphoma of the skin.
What Support can we Give for Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma?
Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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