A 43-year-old member asked:
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how can swollen lymph nodes develop into leukemia?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Spread from marrow: Swollen lymph nodes do not transform to leukemia. Leukemia is a cancer starting in the blood cells of the bone marrow.,Their rapid growth allows them to build up in the bone marrow, replacing normal cells. At some point they leave the bone marrow and enter the blood stream. . Once in the blood, leukemia cells can spread to other organs including the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen.
Answered on Nov 8, 2015

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