B-cell lymphoma any in a large group of non-Hodgkin's lymphomas characterized by malignant transformation of the B lymphocytes.
Partial list of the most common B-cell lymphomas (neoplasms):
1. Precursor B-cell neoplasm (in other words, a neoplasm composed of cells that are B-lymphoblasts, which are precursors to the mature B cells we have floating around in our blood): - Precursor B-lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma
2. Mature (peripheral) B-cell neoplasms (in other words, neoplasms composed of B-lineage cells that have matured past the lymphoblast stage):
- B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma - B-cell prolymphocytic leukemia - Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma - Splenic marginal zone B-cell lymphoma - Nodal marginal zone lymphoma - Extranodal marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of mucosa-associated
Lymphoid tissue (MALT) type
- Hairy cell leukemia - Plasma cell myeloma/plasmacytoma - Follicular lymphoma, follicle center - Mantle cell lymphoma - Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma - Burkitt lymphoma/Burkitt cell leukemia