Medical Definition of High-grade lymphoma

  • Medical Author:
    William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR

    Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

High-grade lymphoma: A lymphoma that grows and spreads quickly but has a better response to anticancer drugs than that seen with low-grade lymphomas. High-grade lymphomas include large cell, immunoblastic, lymphoblastic, and small noncleaved cell lymphomas. Also called an aggressive lymphoma.

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Reviewed on 12/21/2018

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