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Post Liver Transplant

I had a liver transplant 5/14/2003. In May 2005 and I've had no complications. I develope Breketts Lymphona in my lung and stomache, after chemo for 6 months I was told all the cancer was gone.  Now my spleen is not working properly. I take shots once a week for RBC, WBC &  Plattlets. My cancer Dr. has recommened that I have my spleen removed. From everything I heard and read this is not a good thing to do unless it's damage.
Thank you for your time.
I am currently 58 yrs old
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i agree strongly that a splenectomy should be avoided post-liver transplantation if at possible. If the concern is that the spleen might be involved by the lymphoma, then it might be warranted although a spleen biopsy via EUS-FNA is possible. That would be the only reason I'd push for splenectomy.  ask them about receiving post-splenectomy immunizations.  good luck.
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