- PandaLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
It is a rare form of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma:
Cancer Backup: MALT Lymphoma
Mucosa-Associated Lymphatic Tissue Lymphomas (MALT or MALToma)
- 1 decade ago
I think you mean "Malt" lymphoma. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas: All marginal zone lymphomas account for about 4% of lymphomas. The cells are small.
Most MALT lymphomas arise in the stomach and are thought to initially occur due to an infection by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, which is also the cause of stomach ulcers. Other possible sites of MALT lymphomas include the lung, skin, thyroid, salivary gland, and tissues surrounding the eye. Usually it is confined to the area where it began and is not widespread. Many of these other MALT lymphomas are also associated with bacteria or viruses.
The average age for patients with this lymphoma is about 60. It is a slow growing lymphoma and is often curable in its early stages. We often use antibiotics as the first treatment for this type of lymphoma, especially in MALT lymphoma of the stomach, associated with Helicobacter pylori infection.Source(s): I copied this from the American Cancer Society www.cancer.org
- Dr.QutubLv 71 decade ago
It's a good/healthy topic please follow the above link.Source(s): I am a doctor.