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Glossary: mantle cell lymphoma, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

mantle cell lymphoma

(MAN-tul sel lim-FOH-muh)

An aggressive (fast-growing) type of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma that usually occurs in middle-aged or older adults. It is marked by small- to medium-size cancer cells that may be in the lymph nodes, spleen, bone marrow, blood, and gastrointestinal system.