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Louis Walsh Blood Cancer Battle: What Is Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia?

What Is Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia?

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia is an uncommon slow-growing cancer that affects the blood cells. It is a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and it is called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma....CONTINUE.THE.FULL.READING OF THE ARTICLE>>>

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia cannot be cured but treatments can ease its symptoms or sometimes eliminate its symptoms.

In Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia, white blood cells change into cancer cells. The cancer cells can build up in the bone marrow where blood cells are made.

The cancer cells take healthy blood cells out of the bone marrow. It also may grow in other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes and the spleen.

The cancer cells make a protein that can build up in the blood which can reduce blood flow in the body and cause other problems.

Symptoms Of Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia symptoms include: Fatigue, Fever, Weight loss, Night sweats, Numbness in the hands or feet, Swollen lymph nodes, A feeling of pain or fullness under the ribs on your left side, which may be caused by an enlarged spleen, Easy bruising, Bleeding nose or gums, Headache, Shortness of breath, Changes in vision, Confusion.

Causes Of Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia

Causes of Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia could be from the following factors:

  • Gender: It is more commonly found in men than in women.
  • Age: The mid-60s is the average age at which most patients are affected.
  • Ethnic heritage: 20% of patients with the illness have an Ashkenazi Jewish heritage.
  • Family history

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