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Medical Lymphoma vs Leukemia

  1. Jan 31, 2017 #1
    Lymphoma is a cancer due to malignancy of lymphocytes.
    Leukemia is a cancer due to malignancy of leukocytes usually beginning in the bone marrow ( that includes lymphocytes too).
    The thing I don't understand is what is the starting point of these two types of cancer (difference in their origin).

    Thank you.
     
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  3. Jan 31, 2017 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    The family of leukemias originate in bone marrow, lymphomas originate in the lymphatic system.

    http://sylvester.org/cancer/leukemia-lymphoma-and-myeloma/education/definition

    Not sure about myelomas.
     
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