Marginal Zone B-Cell Lymphoma of Mucosa-Associated Lymphatic Tissue (MALT) Type
Extranodal Marginal Zone Lymphoma of
Mucosa Associated Lymphatic Tissue (MALT) can affect the gastrointestinal
tract, eyes, thyroid, salivary glands, bladder, kidney, lungs, neurological
system or skin.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms may include upper abdominal
discomfort or local symptoms relating to where the disease occurs.
How is it treated?
MALT lymphoma is often curable when
the tumour is localised. Surgery is not often a common treatment for NHL
however in MALT lymphoma therapies such as surgery or radiotherapy can be
curative. Patinets with more extensive disease are usually treated with
single-agent chemotherapy or combination chemotherapy medicines. In a small
amount of cases, this type of NHL can transform into the more aggressive
diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBC)
People with gastric MALT lymphomas who are
infected with bacteria called Helicobacter pylori can achieve long remission (in
the majority of cases) once the infection is effectively treated with