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Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in a type of white blood cell, usually found in a lymph node. Lymph nodes are small oval shaped structures, found in many areas of the body.
The first sign is often a painless swelling in the neck, armpit or groin that is caused by enlarged lymph nodes. Usually, more than one group of nodes is affected.
MCL cannot be diagnosed by symptoms alone. Diagnosis involves the microscopic examination of tissue obtained by a lymph node biopsy.
Treatment of mantle cell lymphoma depends very much on both the underlying health of the patient as well as the staging of the illness.