Burkitt's Lymphoma Treatment and Symptoms
An aggressive (rapidly progressing) type of B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that occurs most often in children and young adults. The disease may affect the jaw, central nervous system, bowel, kidneys, ovaries, or other organs. There are three main types of Burkittâ€™s lymphoma (sporadic, endemic, and immunodeficiency related). Sporadic Burkittâ€™s lymphoma occurs throughout the world, and endemic Burkittâ€™s lymphoma occurs in Africa. Immunodeficiency-related Burkittâ€™s lymphoma is most often seen in AIDS patients.
- Burkitt's Lymphoma (National Cancer Institute)