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spleen

organ of the immune system in the upper left side of the abdomen (belly) which stores blood, breaks down old blood cells, and helps form some white blood cells such as lymphocytes. See also immune system, lymphocyte.

Surgery for chronic myeloid leukemia

... Rarely, an operation may be done to remove the spleen. ... If this happens, chemo
or radiation may be used to try to shrink the spleen. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyeloidcml/overviewguide/leukemia-cml-overview-treating-surgery

Surgery for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... is why doctors often recommend certain vaccines for people who have had
their spleen removed. People who have had their spleens removed also ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-treating-surgery

Surgery for chronic myeloid leukemia

... If leukemia spreads to the spleen, that organ can become large enough
to compress nearby organs and cause symptoms. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyeloidcml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myeloid-myelogenous-treating-surgery

Surgery for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... Rarely, an operation may be done to remove the spleen. ... If this happens,
removing the spleen can provide relief, but it does not cure the leukemia. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/overviewguide/leukemia-cll-overview-treating-surgery

How is chronic lymphocytic leukemia staged?

... It generally is in all of the bone marrow and, in many cases, has spread to
other organs such as the spleen, liver, and lymph nodes when it is found. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chroniclymphocyticcll/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-lymphocytic-staging

How is ovarian cancer staged?

... These deposits may be on the outside (the capsule) of the liver or spleen.
Cancer may have also spread to the lymph nodes ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-staging

What is non-Hodgkin lymphoma?

... system. Lymphocytes are in the lymph nodes and other lymphoid tissues
(such as the spleen and bone marrow). These ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-what-is-non-hodgkin-lymphoma

Types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma

... In SLL, the cancer cells are mainly in the lymph nodes and spleen. ... Most often
the lymphoma is found only in the spleen and bone marrow. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/non-hodgkinlymphoma/detailedguide/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-types-of-non-hodgkin-lymphoma

Radiation therapy for chronic myelomonocytic leukemia

... has chronic myelomonocytic (MY-eh-loh-MAH-noh-SIH-tik) leukemia (CMML)
is having problems from a very enlarged spleen, radiation therapy ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/leukemia-chronic-myelomonocytic-treating-radiation

Surgery for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

... is why doctors often recommend certain vaccines for people who have had
their spleen removed. People who have had their spleens removed also ...

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