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Posted by: piet | 2009-04-20

cancer

patholagist dedected B-cel cronic limphatic leukaemia. please explain?

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Dear Piet
This is a kind of leukemia, or cancer of the white blood cells (lymphocytes). CLL affects a specific type of lymphocyte called the B cell, which originates in the bone marrow, grows to adulthood in the lymph nodes. B Cells are the cells used by the body to fight infection. If you have B cell CLL, the cells are abnormal and can't fight infection, they also cause supression of other blood cells due to the volume they take up.

See http://www.leukemia-lymphoma.org/all_page.adp?item_id=7059

These blood cancers are treatable and patients can go into remission with treatment.

Dr Bets

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