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Symptoms that Could Indicate that You are Having Leukemia

Let us first get to understand what leukemia is. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood forming tissues such as the bone marrow and lymphatic tissues. It usually involves white blood cells whereby the bone marrow produces an excessive amount of abnormal white blood cells which don't function properly.

Symptoms to look out for include:

Fever or chills

Persistent fatigue or weakness

Frequent or severe infections

Lose of weight

Swollen lymph nodes

Easy bleeding or bruising

Recurrent nose bleeds

Tiny red spots on your skin

Excessive sweating especially at night

Bone pain or tenderness

However these symptoms are not common in all types as the vary from type of leukemia to the other.

Types of leukemia

1 Acute lymphocytic leukemia

2 Acute myelogenous leukemia

3 Chronic lymphocytic leukemia

4 Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Other rare types of leukemia are hairy cell leukemia , myelodysplastic syndrome and myeloproliferative syndrome

However as much as we have this disease ant its symptoms the cause is not really understood but is believed to be as a result of blood cell mutation in the genetic material or DNA.


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