Cancer

Symptoms of Leukemia (Blood Cancer)

If

symptoms of leukemia (blood cancer)

are diagnosed in its early stage, the chances of survival and even possibly getting cured completely rises many times.

According to the National Cancer Institute, 43,050 new cases of leukemia were reported in the United States in 2010. 21,840 people died suffering from this cancer.

This article presents the signs of this cancer to watch out for.

Symptoms of Leukemia (Blood Cancer):

  • Asymptomatic or without any signs in the initial stage
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Flu-like symptoms
  • Weakness
  • Anemia
  • Paleness
  • Tiredness
  • Bruising easily
  • Bleeding easily
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of appetite
  • Digestive bleeding
  • Nose bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Frequent infections
  • Swollen spleen
  • Tenderness of spleen
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Swollen liver
  • Tenderness of lymph nodes
  • Tenderness of liver
  • Joint pain
  • Bone pain
  • Tiny red spots under the skin
  • Bleeding gums
  • Swollen gums
  • Night sweating
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Lung symptoms
  • Kidney symptoms
  • Skin sores
  • Eye sores
  • Digestive symptoms
  • Swollen testicles

There are four types of leukemia. They are Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).

Symptoms of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL):

  • Bone pain
  • Epistaxis
  • Anemia
  • Metabolic abnormalities
  • Fever
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Granulocytopenia
  • Nerve palsies

Symptoms of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL):

  • Excessive sweating
  • Enlarged liver, spleen and lymph nodes
  • Abnormal bruising
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Recurrent infections

Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML):

  • Bleeding
  • Joint pain
  • Pallor
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Easy bruising
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Enlarged gums
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Prolonged menstrual bleeding
  • Chest pain
  • Bone pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Swelling of liver
  • Swelling of spleen

Symptoms of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML):

  • Asymptomatic
  • Fever without infection
  • Swollen spleen
  • Bone pain
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Weakness
  • Excessive sweating at night times
  • Fatigue
  • Pressure under the lower left rib
  • Sudden appearance of red marks on the skin

Conclusion:

Complete blood count, bone marrow examination, lymph node biopsy, blood chemistry tests, X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging and computer tomography are some of the diagnostic techniques used to find the above mentioned

symptoms of leukemia (blood cancer)

.

According to the American Cancer Society, one-fifth of leukemia patients remain undiagnosed

in spite of these available methods, as the signs are vague, unspecific and mimic symptoms of other ailments.

1 response to Symptoms of Leukemia (Blood Cancer)

  1. my name is ash..age 22..i’ve joint pain,Dizziness,Bone pain,Weakness,Fever,Weight loss,low Pressure,Headaches,sholder pain,..is it cancer symptoms………..

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