Published on December 10, 2019
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Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (WM; also called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma or LPL) is a cancer of the lymphatic system. It begins in the white blood cells and causes the bone marrow to produce an excess of abnormal white blood cells. This crowds out healthy blood cells and may cause complications like reduced circulation, heart and kidney problems, fatigue, and more. Waldenstrom is a rare cancer, with approximately 1,500 patients being diagnosed each year in the United States
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