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Glossary Term

anaplastic large cell lymphoma     (A-nuh-PLAS-tik larj sel lim-FOH-muh)

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that is usually of the T-cell type. The cancer cells express a marker called CD30 or Ki-1 on the surface, and may appear in the lymph nodes, skin, bones, soft tissues, lungs, or liver. Also called ALCL.