Glossary Term:

Title

lymphoma

Phonetic

lim-<b>foam</b>-uh

Description

a cancer of the lymphatic system, a network of thin vessels and nodes throughout the body that helps to fight infection. Lymphoma involves the type of white blood cells called lymphocytes. The 2 main types of lymphoma are Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. See also Hodgkin disease, lymph node, lymphatic system, lymphocyte, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, white blood cells.