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Can cancer cause an enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)?

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Leukemia, a cancer in which white blood cells displace normal blood cells, and lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue, can enlarge the spleen.

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Splenomegaly."

eMedicine: "Splenomegaly."

Nemours Foundation: "Spleen and Lymphatic System."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 13, 2018

SOURCES:

MedlinePlus: "Splenomegaly."

eMedicine: "Splenomegaly."

Nemours Foundation: "Spleen and Lymphatic System."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on May 13, 2018

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