What are some symptoms of Leukemia?

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besure77 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the body's blood forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia has many causes including previous cancer treatments, genetic diseases, certain blood disorders, and exposure to certain chemicals. There are many different types of leukemia but here are some general symptoms:

  • fever and/or chills
  • weight loss
  • fatigue and weakness
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • bruising and bleeding easily
  • petechiae
  • sweating
  • bone pain

Symptoms of leukemia may resemble symptoms of other illnesses so it is important to see a doctor.


dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Leukemia is cancer of the blood forming cells, it starts in the bone marrow and spreads rapidly in the blood then to other structures. There are a few different types:

1. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

2. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

3. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

4. Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

One of many symptoms could be present: tired feeling, bone pain, bruising easily, bleeding gums, fever, fatigue, unexplained weight loss, anemia, rash, petechiae, joint pain, headaches, swollen gums, blood in urine. and many more.

crystal-94 | Student

Some symptoms of leukemia:

Fatigue Malaise (vague feeling of bodily discomfort), Abnormal bleeding, Excessive bruising, Weakness, Reduced exercise tolerance, Weight loss, Bone or joint pain, Infection and fever, Abdominal pain or "fullness", Enlarged: spleen, lymph nodes, and liver

hope it helps!

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