What is Nodal Marginal Zone B cell Lymphoma?Nodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma is a type of white blood cell cancer that arises from B cells and especially affects the lymph nodes of the body. B-lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell that is part of the body’s immune system and helps fight off harmful bacteria, viruses, algae, and fungi. It is a slow-growing cancer of B –cells of the body.
Disease CausesThere is no well-known cause, however, certain hereditary and genetic mutations are considered responsible for the development of Nodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma. It usually develops in older people. It is slightly more common in females than males.
Signs and SymptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes of the head, neck, armpits, and groin
- Painless swelling of the lymph nodes
- Constant Fever
- Excessive sweating at night
- Unexplained weight loss
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques and procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Tumour biopsy
- CT-scan, PET scan MRI, USG, and X-ray