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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