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What are the signs and symptoms of terminal leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of terminal leukemia?

Many: Not all leukemia is "terminal", meaning some leukemias are cured. People with leukemia need chemotherapy and sometimes a bone marrow transplant. If the leukemia comes back over and over despite treatment, then it's more likely to be terminal. When leukemia grows, it causes bleeding, bruising, infections, fevers, weight loss, and fatigue. Ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Leukemia (Definition)

A malignant hematologic neoplasm that originates in the bone marrow and represents a clonal proliferation of hematopoietic elements belonging to any of the myeloid, lymphoid, erythroid, and megakaryocytic lineages. Of note, other hematologic neoplasms like lymphoma or myeloma may demonstrate a leukemic phase without actually originating in the bone marrow ...Read more


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Is there anything I can do about acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding and can it be stopped once started?

Is there anything I can do about acute promyelocytic leukemia symptoms of bleeding and can it be stopped once started?

Medical emergency!: This is a medical emergency! Immediate professional medical care is necessary. Even though acute promyelocytic leukemia generally has a very good prognosis, the occurrence of bleeding may indicate a serious and potentially fatal complication of this disease, namely disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic) that needs to be treated immediately in a hospital setting. Seek professional help now! ...Read more

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Is leukemia terminal?

Is leukemia terminal?

No necessarily: Long time ago that was true. But the modern treatments for leukemias are quite effective and are often curative. But the treatment is best done at a cancer center where you can find experienced leukemia specialists especially if it is an acute leukemia (as opposed to chronic leukemias which are less serious and easier to treat). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of leukemia?

What are symptoms of leukemia?

Symptoms.: When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of leukemia include what?

Symptoms of leukemia include what?

Various: These can vary widely. Common symptoms include severe fatigue, fever, easy bruising or bleeding. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of leukemia?

Not Many Symptoms: Leukemia does not always cause symptoms, especially at first. When it does cause symptoms, the most common ones include:
-feeling very tired and weak
-bleeding more easily than normal
-getting sick from infections more easily than normal
these symptoms can also be caused by conditions that are not leukemia. But if you have these symptoms, you should let your doctor or nurse know. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of leukemia?

What are the first symptoms of leukemia?

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. ...Read more

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Does leukemia usually cause many symptoms?

Does leukemia usually cause many symptoms?

Varies: Acute leukemias usually cause symptoms that bring a patient in to a doctor or emergency room. Chronic leukemias are often found incidentally when a blood count is ordered and abnormalities are identified. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of leukemia?

What are some of the symptoms of leukemia?

Quite Varied: Patients often present with weakness, fever, bleeding or infection. Anemia is common, this leads to feeling of tiredness and poor general feeling. A simple blood test (CBC) is all it will take to find out the diagnosis and answer your question. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leukemia in teen?

What are the symptoms of leukemia in teen?

Leukemia: I assume you are asking about acute leukemia. In teen, incidence of acute lymphoblastic leukemia is way more common than aml. Symptoms can include-fatigue/no energy, pallor, shortnes of breath easily, multiple episodes of infections, fevers, chils, bony pain, easy bruising, bleeding, weight loss, etc. Read more at www. Lls. Org, www.Cancer.Gov or www. Nccn. Com. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are leukemia symptoms?

Could you tell me what are leukemia symptoms?

Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, multiple infections, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a relapse of leukemia?

What are the symptoms of a relapse of leukemia?

Variable: This is variable but can include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, night sweats, easy bruising or bleeding. There may also be no symptoms. ...Read more

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What would the symptoms be if you have leukemia?

Varies.: Some leukemias may cause no symptoms at all, and may be found incidently on a blood count. Others, when more advanced, may cause bruising (from low platelets), weakness (from anemia) or fever and chills or other signs of infection (from abnormal white blood cells). The more serious leukemias may cause bone pain, painfull enlargement of the spleen, or swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What are the first sign and symptoms of leukemia?

It depends on Type o: There are several types of leukemia, often classified as acute or chronic. This makes 4 types of blood cancers, each with a differnt course and different treatment results. Acute leukemias cause acute illness with fevers and bleeding in skin and other body sites. Chronic leukemia has a slow onset and patients may not feel anything other than mild fatigue or weight loss. A blood test reveals type. ...Read more

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I need to know what some symptoms of leukemia are?

I need to know what some symptoms of leukemia are?

Leukemia symptoms: These can vary widely. Common symptoms include severe fatigue, fever, easy bruising or bleeding. ...Read more

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I think I have leukemia. Please what are the symptoms?

I think I have leukemia. Please what are the symptoms?

Symptoms.: When someone had leukemia, it causes specific symptoms. These include easy bruising or bleeding, fatigue, fevers. The leukemia affects the blood counts, typically making blood counts very low. Leukemia may also cause swelling of the lymph nodes, liver and spleen. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of leukemia when diagnosed?

Which leukemia?: There are chronic and acute leukemia. Some symptoms related to acute leukemia may include fatigue, shortness of breath, fevers, chils, night sweats, weight loss, bleeding, bony pain etc. In chronic leukemia, however, many times-patients are asymptomatic when diagnosed. The evaluation is started due to abnormal blood counts. Sometimes abdominal pain, fatigue, or easy bruising can happen. ...Read more

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How often can people with leukemia show symptoms early on?

How often can people with leukemia show symptoms early on?

Frequently: There are two types of leukemia. Acute and chronic. There are several subtypes within each of these groups. Acute leukemia presents fast. In this case, symptoms may not present "early on" as they seem to come in suddenly. Usually 4-6 weeks prior to diagnosis. At time of diagnosis symptoms are quite profound. Chronic leukemia can be more indolent, with symptom for many months prior to diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me first sign and symptoms of leukemia?

Hard to: Generalize, but most commonly patients present with severe fatigue, sob, easy bruisability, and sometimes fever. ...Read more