NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

11 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma, 2017 1 DLBCL basics Diagnosis Figure 3 Normal cell growth vs. cancer cell growth Normal cells increase in number when they are needed and die when old or damaged. In contrast, cancer cells quickly make new cells and live longer because of abnormal changes in genes. Illustration Copyright © 2017 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved. www.nucleusinc.com Figure 2 Genetic material in cells Most human cells contain the “blueprint of life”—the plan by which our bodies are made and work. The plan is found inside of chromosomes, which are long strands of DNA that are tightly wrapped around proteins. Genes are small pieces of DNA that contain instructions for building new cells and controlling how cells behave. Humans have an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 genes. Illustration Copyright © 2017 Nucleus Medical Media, All rights reserved. www.nucleusinc.com

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