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Are the symptoms of waldenstr_m macroglobulinemia bad?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Perhaps

People with waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia usually go to their doctor because of lymph node enlargement.
This is usually not painful. Because of the protein the lymphoma cells make, one might have a headache, shortness of breath or other symptoms. As the disease progresses, symptoms can worsen. In late stages, anemia and other low blood counts become more problematic.

In brief: Perhaps

People with waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia usually go to their doctor because of lymph node enlargement.
This is usually not painful. Because of the protein the lymphoma cells make, one might have a headache, shortness of breath or other symptoms. As the disease progresses, symptoms can worsen. In late stages, anemia and other low blood counts become more problematic.
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