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Is there a type of cancer that causes of swollen spleen?

Is there a type of cancer that causes of swollen spleen?

Maybe: Lymphoma is a blood cancer disorder that could make a person's spleen become enlarged. It is very rare to only get cancer in the spleen itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I have prominent nucleoli n forming clumps on film with abnormal lymphocytes. Also swollen spleen. Are my Dr's concerns for cancer justified and why?

I have prominent nucleoli n forming clumps on film with abnormal lymphocytes. Also swollen spleen. Are my Dr's concerns for cancer justified and why?

Yes, abnormal blood: Yes, because blood cancers often present with high white cell count(WBC) and enlargement of the spleen. If you tell us your CBC results(including white blood count and % lymphocytes) we can be more certain of what is going on in your blood. Further blood tests are often necessary to make a certain diagnosis. ...Read more

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My husbands spleen died. Drs have no idea why. All blood tests were taken for cancer and came back ok. What do you think caused his spleen to die?

My husbands spleen died. Drs have no idea why. All blood tests were taken for cancer and came back ok. What do you think caused his spleen to die?

Splenic Infarction: This rare phenomena is due to blockage of the blood supply to the spleen. This can occur secondary to a clotting disorder, blood vessel diseases, inflammation from the pancreas, or trauma. The best doctor to sort this out is a hematologist. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat swollen spleens caused by mono?

How do doctors treat swollen spleens caused by mono?

No treatment: There is no specific treatment. Surgery is indicated if you develop spontaneous splenic rupture. Avoid dangerous activities that can place you at risk for splenic injury. ...Read more

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I haven swollen tumours on my left forearm it does not cause any pain...Is it cancer...It does not cause ani pain... ?

Needs an examination: You need to see your physician or primary care to examine you and discern what the swelling actually is. It might be an infection, a benign non cancerous fat tumors such as lipomas but cancerous tumors would be on the differential. All the above causes can cause painless swellings, again would stress you to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a swollen lymph node that doesn't go away? Is there a great chance of it being cancer if it's been there for years?

What could cause a swollen lymph node that doesn't go away? Is there a great chance of it being cancer if it's been there for years?

No!: Cancer containing lymph nodes would grow in size over a period of months. Since yours has not increased in size over years, it is highly unlikely that you would have cancer. The size of the lymph node also matters. cancerous nodes are generally over 1CM in size and growing to 2-3 cm over a period of less than one year. So you should be OK. If the node is 2 cm or larger, then showit it to yr Doc ...Read more

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Upon exam, by chance the doc noted my spleen was swollen. Bloodwork showed nothing abnormal. What could cause random swelling? Need for further tests?

Upon exam, by chance the doc noted my spleen was swollen. Bloodwork showed nothing abnormal. What could cause random swelling? Need for further tests?

Many reasons: 1. Exam could have been mistaken. 2. There are numerous causes of increased spleen size, such as alcohol induced liver disease; other liver diseases that cause cirrhosis such as hepatitis b or c; lymphomas; splenic malignancies; vascular diseases; amyloidosis. Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more