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Gray zone lymphoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma
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How might gray zone lymphoma be treated?

Gray zone lymphoma shares features with two other types of lymphoma, classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) and mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (MLBCL).  Because MLBCL and cHL are treated differently, it is unclear how gray zone lymphoma should be treated.  At this time, there are no guidelines for the best treatment of gray zone lymphoma; treatment is determined based on each individual's diagnosis.  Treatment usually begins with chemotherapy, which may be followed by radiation therapy in some cases.[1]
Last updated: 5/17/2012

References
  1. Traverse-Glehen A, Pittaluga S, Gaulard P, Sorbara L, Alonso MA, Raffeld M, Jaffe ES. Mediastinal gray zone lymphoma: the missing link between classic Hodgkin's lymphoma and mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma. American Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2005; 29:1411-1421. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16224207. Accessed 5/12/2012.