Burkitt Lymphoma: Relapsed/Refractory
The term “relapsed” refers to disease that reappears or grows again after a period of The absence of disease. Remission does not necessarily indicate that a person is cured. Patients may have complete or partial remission..
The term “A cancer that is resistant to treatment.” is used to describe when the lymphoma does not respond to treatment (meaning that the Abnormal cell growth that cannot be controlled by the body's natural defenses. Cancerous cells can grow and eventually form tumors. cells continue to grow) or when the response to treatment does not last very long.
Central Nervous System (CNS) involvement at diagnosis of Burkitt lymphoma is recognized as the strongest risk factor for A disease that reappears or grows again after a period of remission.; therefore, recommended treatment regimens include treatment to protect the CNS, which may be given intrathecally (injected into the spinal fluid).
To learn more about primary central nervous system (CNS) lymphoma, visit the CNS Lymphoma page.
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