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signs and symptoms of acute leukemia

A 8-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No guesswork here: There is no one symptom that can point to a definite diagnosis of acute leukemia. It is something that requires a simple blood test called CBC and dif ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Quickly: Usually the symptoms of acute leukemia appear quickly. Most people have symptoms which cause them to seek medical care and their leukemia is then dia ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marie Trenga
36 years experience Family Medicine
Rapid progress: Acute leukemia develops over weeks to months. Symptoms can include fevers, fatigue, bone pain, easy bruising, shortness of breath and loss of appetite ... Read More
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Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from oth ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Let me clarify: Leukemia begins in the bone marrow and then spills over into your blood. The symptoms are absent until your blood counts are affected by the leukemic ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Symptoms likely: To be similar to those present at the initial diagnosis. Wbc can be high or low.
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It is a disease: Acute leukemia is a blood disorder where white cells are not formed normally. It has excellent treatment available now.
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A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depnds on the type: Chemotherapy with or without bone marrow transplant.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Acute: Acute leukemia comes on suddenly, and without treatment can quickly turn fatal. The chronic leukemias begin slowly and it can be many years before it ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Back
37 years experience Medical Oncology
Well, yes...: Sometimes the same leukemia can come back, sometimes you can have 2 different types of leukemia.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca answered
Specializes in Pathology
Hard to say...: It is very difficult to give you a general description of pain in leukemia since it varies widely from patient to patient. Generally, for example, in ... Read More

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