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acute


 Describes an illness or symptom that develops and progresses quickly but is short-lived
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adjuvant therapy


 An additional treatment given to boost the effectiveness of the main therapy
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advanced stage


 Widespread lymphoma – usually stage 3 (lymphoma on both sides of your diaphragm) or stage 4 (lymphoma that has spread to body organs outside your lymphatic system). The lymphatic system is all over the body, so it isn’t unusual to find that lymphoma is widespread when it is diagnosed 
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aetiology


 The study of the causes of disease (sometimes used simply to mean the cause of a particular condition)
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aggressive


 lymphoma that is growing rapidly
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aids


 Short for ‘acquired immune deficiency syndrome’, the illness caused by the human immunodeficiency virus or HIV
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alkylating agents


 Substances that interfere with the metabolism and growth of cells, so used as drugs to treat some cancers; examples are chlorambucil and cyclophosphamide
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allogeneic


 Describes a transplant of donated tissue from someone else, sometimes known as an ‘allograft’ or ‘donor transplant’
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alopecia


 Hair loss; can occur as a result of some treatments for lymphoma
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anaemia


 Shortage of haemoglobin (contained in red blood cells) which carries oxygen around the body in the bloodstream
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