Vol 8, No 1 (2012)
Case report
Published online: 2012-03-29

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Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in 84 years old patient — case report

Olga Dobrzyńska
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2012;8(1):41-43.

Abstract

Lymphomas are very common in elderly. A half of newly diagnosed lymphoma patients are older than
60 years. Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma represents more than 60% of all lymphomas seen in older patients. In
a group of the elderly patients more often then in the younger ones an untolerability of chemotherapy may
appear, mainly associated with concomitant diseases or/and myelotoxic effect of lymphoma therapy.

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