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What happens when leukemic lymphoblasts move outside of the bone marrow?

If leukemic cells get to the liver or spleen, they can cause a swollen tummy. If they travel to the glands, these can swell too, so a person might feel a lump in the neck. Leukemic lymphoblasts in the fluid around the brain cause headaches.

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