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what are the first symptoms of leukemia?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Acute vs chronic: In many chronic leukemia- people usually are without symptoms and the only abnormality is the abnormal blood work. When more advanced- decrease blood counts can happen causing fatigue, lack of energy , bruising etc. Acute leukemia is a life threatening cancer.It may be presented with fatigue, bleeding, infections, weight loss, fevers, chill, bony pain etc. Discuss further with your oncologist.
Answered on Jul 13, 2012

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