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|+||MALT lymphoma: A low grade type of malignancy that arises in [[cell]]s in mucosal [[tissue]] which are involved in [[antibody]] production. These lymphomas occur most often in the stomach but can also arise in the [[lung]], [[thyroid]], salivary glands, eye, [[skin]] or [[soft tissue]]s. MALT stands for mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue. |
|+||MALT lymphomas are typically slow growing and are usually diagnosed at an early stage. They may be treated with low doses of radiotherapy or removed by [[surgery]]. If they have spread, they are treated with [[chemotherapy]]. The outlook is good, even when the [[disease]] is quite widespread.|