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A 16-year-old female asked:

i have mild lymphopenia with elevated t calls and decreased b cells and swollen lymph nodes. could this be leukemia?

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Dr. Ariel Lopez-chavez
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
More info needed: Dear Jeana: The information you are providing is very limited. I am not sure what kind of test was performed to determine that you have elevated t cells and decreased b cells. So I would start by asking the doctor who order such tests. Additionally, I am not sure if you are experiencing symptoms Without more information it is very difficult to provide an answer. All the best, Ariel.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How can swollen lymph nodes develop into leukemia?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
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.

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Last updated Feb 20, 2016

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