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Lymphoma in animals

Lymphoma in animals is a malignant cancer originating from lymphocytes, which are an important component of the immune system.

Lymphoma also occurs in humans.

The disease occurs in lymph nodes, bone marrow, and organs such as the liver, spleen, eye, skin, and gastrointestinal system.

It is also known as lymphosarcoma.

Lymphoma is one of the most common malignant tumors to occur in dogs.

The cause is genetic, but there also suspected environmental factors involved.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Lymphoma in animals", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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