Where can the leukemia cells be found in a patient's body?
- Danielle D
Leukemia is a disease of the bone marrow, thus it can be found in the bone and is diagnosed via a procedure called bone marrow biopsy.
"Danielle" above is correct that the malignancy begins in the bone marrow and many of the malignant cells are concentrated there, but once a person has leukemia, the malignant cells circulate through every blood vessel, small and large, throughout the entire body; so the answers is that the malignant leukemia cells are everywhere in the body except the area of the human eye where there are no blood vessels.
They are found in the bone marrow. My daughter had AML and also had a mass on her chest that was made up of leukemia cells.
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