Symptoms

The symptoms of leukemia depend on the number of leukemia cells and where these cells collect in the body.

Like all blood cells, leukemia cells travel through the body. The symptoms of leukemia depend on the number of leukemia cells and where these cells collect in the body. These and other symptoms may be caused by leukemias. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms. A doctor should be consulted if any of the following problems occur.

Possible signs of adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia:

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Petechiae (flat, pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding)
  • Weakness or feeling tired
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
    Source: National Cancer Institute - Possible signs of adult AML.

Possible signs of Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia

  • Weakness or feeling tired
  • Fever
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Petechiae (flat, pinpoint spots under the skin caused by bleeding)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Pain in the bones or stomach
  • Pain or feeling of fullness below the ribs
  • Painless lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach, or groin
    Source: National Cancer Possible signs of adult ALLInstitute

Possible signs of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

  • Painless swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, underarm, stomach, or groin
  • Feeling very tired
  • Pain or fullness below the ribs
  • Fever and infection
  • Weight loss for no known reason
    Source: National Cancer Institute - Possible signs of chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Possible signs of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

  • Feeling very tired
  • Weight loss for no known reason
  • Night sweats
  • Fever
  • Pain or a feeling of fullness below the ribs on the left side
    Source: National Cancer Institute - Possible signs of chronic myelogenous leukemia

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