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    Leukemia - Symptoms

    Symptoms of acute leukemia depend on how much the cancer has grown. They may include:

    • A new lump or swollen gland in your neck, under your arm, or in your groin.
    • Frequent nosebleeds, bleeding from the gums or rectum, more frequent bruising, or very heavy menstrual bleeding.
    • Frequent fevers.
    • Night sweats.
    • Bone pain.
    • Unexplained appetite loss or recent weight loss.
    • Feeling tired a lot without a known reason.
    • Swelling and pain on the left side of the belly.

    The chronic forms of leukemia often cause no symptoms until much later in the disease. And when symptoms appear, they usually appear gradually.

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    ALL (also called acute lymphocytic leukemia) is an aggressive type of leukemia characterized by the presence of too many lymphoblasts or lymphocytes in the bone marrow and peripheral blood. It can spread to the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, central nervous system (CNS), and other organs. Without treatment, ALL usually progresses quickly. Signs and symptoms of ALL may include the following: Weakness or fatigue. Fever or night sweats. Bruises or bleeds easily (i.e., bleeding gums,...

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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