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Lymphoma, Gastric, Non Hodgkins Type


Synonyms of Lymphoma, Gastric, Non Hodgkins Type
  • Non-Hodgkins Gastric Lymphoma
  • Stomach Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkins Type

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Non-Hodgkins Type Gastric Lymphoma is a rare form of stomach cancer characterized by unrestrained growth of certain lymphoid cells of the stomach. This form of cancer is thought to arise from certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) within lymphoid tissue of the stomach?s mucous membrane (mucosa). Non-Hodgkins Type Gastric Lymphoma may be a primary disease process (primary lymphoma) or may develop due to another underlying lymphoma. Symptoms and findings associated with Non-Hodgkins Type Gastric Lymphoma may include pain, bleeding, obstruction of, and/or the development of a hole in the wall of the stomach (perforation). In many affected individuals, an abnormal mass may be felt (palpable) in the upper middle (epigastric) region of the abdomen. Non-Hodgkins Type Gastric Lymphoma affects males more often than females and usually appears to occur during middle age. According to the medical literature, Non-Hodgkins Type Gastric Lymphoma tends to occur an average of approximately 10 years earlier than gastric adenocarcinoma, a more common form of stomach cancer.
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    Organizations related to Lymphoma, Gastric, Non Hodgkins Type
    • American Cancer Society, Inc.
      1599 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30329
      Phone #: 404-320-3333
      800 #: 800-227-2345
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.org
    • Cancer Research UK
      PO Box 123
      London Intl WC2A 3PX
      Phone #: 020--72-42 0200
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk
    • Cancer.Net
      American Society of Clinical Oncology
      Alexandria VA 22314
      Phone #: 571-483-1780
      800 #: 888-651-3038
      e-mail: contactus@cancer.net
      Home page: http://www.cancer.net/patient
    • Friends of Cancer Research
      2231 Crystal Drive
      Arlington VA 22202
      Phone #: 703-302-1503
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@focr.org
      Home page: http://www.focr.org
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation
      PO Box 161550
      Austin TX 78716-1150
      Phone #: 512-236-8820
      800 #: 866-235-7205
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
    • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      1311 Mamaroneck Ave
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-949-5213
      800 #: 800-955-4572
      e-mail: infocenter@LLS.org
      Home page: http://www.LLS.org
    • Lymphoma Association (UK)
      PO Box 386
      Bucks Intl HP20 2GA
      Phone #: 012-96 -619400
      800 #: --
      e-mail: lymphoma.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.lymphoma.org.uk
    • Lymphoma Foundation Canada
      16-1375 Southdown Road
      Ontario None L5J 2Z1
      Phone #: (90-5) -822-5135
      800 #: 866-) 6-59-5556
      e-mail: info@lymphoma.ca
      Home page: http://www.lymphoma.ca
    • Lymphoma Research Foundation
      111 Broadway
      New York NY 10006
      Phone #: 212-349-2910
      800 #: 800-235-6848
      e-mail: LRF@lymphoma.org
      Home page: http://www.lymphoma.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • National Cancer Institute
      6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
      Bethesda MD 20892-8322
      Phone #: 301-435-3848
      800 #: 800-422-6237
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
    • OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
      3400 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia PA 19104-4283
      Phone #: 215-349-5445
      800 #: --
      e-mail: editors@oncolink.upenn.edu
      Home page: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu
    • Rare Cancer Alliance
      1649 North Pacana Way
      Green Valley AZ 85614
      Phone #: 520-625-5495
      800 #: --
      e-mail: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
      Home page: http://www.rare-cancer.org
    • UCSF Hemophilia Treatment Center
      400 Parnassus Ave.
      San Francisco CA 94143
      Phone #: 415-353-2986
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/blood/hemophilia/index.html
    • Wellness Community
      919 18th Street N.W.
      Washington DC 20006
      Phone #: 202-659-9709
      800 #: 888-793-9355
      e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
      Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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