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Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
rare disorder, which has features in common with an indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and with multiple myeloma. The progression of the condition more closely resembles indolent non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

White Blood Cells (Leukocytes)
They comprise several different types of cells within three main types: granulocytes, lymphocytes and monocytes. They are formed in the BONE MARROW and it is their uncontrolled proliferation, which leads to leukemia. Normal values are within the range 4 .5 - 11.0 x A9 per liter.

 

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The information in this glossary is cited with permission from the Leukemia Research Foundation web site.

 

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