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What symptoms might you have if you have acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and fewer healthy red blood cells?

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There are several forms of AML. Each affects a different kind of blood cell. The symptoms you have depend on the type of blood cell that's affected. If you have fewer healthy red blood cells than normal, you'll have symptoms like these:

  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Pale skin
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Dizziness
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can Acute Myeloid Leukemia Be Found Early?" "How is Acute Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosed?" "Signs and Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?"

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML: Symptoms and Signs." Leukaemia Foundation: "Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia: Symptoms and causes."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

National Health Service: "Acute myeloid leukaemia - complications."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Can Acute Myeloid Leukemia Be Found Early?" "How is Acute Myeloid Leukemia Diagnosed?" "Signs and Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia," "What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?"

American Society for Clinical Oncology: "Leukemia - Acute Myeloid - AML: Symptoms and Signs." Leukaemia Foundation: "Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)."

Mayo Clinic: "Anemia: Symptoms and causes."

National Cancer Institute: "Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ) - Patient Version."

National Health Service: "Acute myeloid leukaemia - complications."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 29, 2017

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