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What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

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, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Leukemia (Definition)

Leukemia is 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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What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are the signs and symptoms of leukemia?

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

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What are some characteristic signs and symptoms of leukemia?

What are some characteristic signs and symptoms of leukemia?

Variable: Symptons may include but not limited to fever, weakness, easy fatiguability, shortness of breath, weight loss and sweating. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

What are signs and symptoms of leukemia and lymphoma?

Typical Symptoms: ... Of leukemia are easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath with exertion, or infections. A complete blood count (CBC) will often show low numbers of normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; plus abnormal leukemia cells. A bone marrow biopsy confirms the diagnosis. Lymphomas typically cause enlarged lymph nodes, though other tissues may be involved. ...Read more

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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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What are signs and symptoms of lymphogenic leukemia?

What are signs and symptoms of lymphogenic leukemia?

Anemia, infections..: and easy bruising or bleeding are the most common symptoms of acute leukemia. A complete blood count (CBC) will often show low numbers of normal red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets; plus abnormal leukemia cells. A bone marrow biopsy confirms the diagnosis. ...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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Doctors, what are the first signs or symptoms of leukemia?

Doctors, what are the first signs or symptoms of leukemia?

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, 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 some signs and symptoms of preleukemia and leukemia?

What are some signs and symptoms of preleukemia and leukemia?

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, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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Can they do a bone marrow biopsy even if the platelets seem fine but their is signs and symptoms of chronic leukemia?

Can they do a bone marrow biopsy even if the platelets seem fine but their is signs and symptoms of chronic leukemia?

Yes/No: Bone marrow biopsy can be done in anyone provided there is a good reason to do so and it has possibility of giving useful information. Leukemia is best diagnosed with CBC first and then doing bone marrow only if there is something wrong in the peripheral blood counts(cbc). ...Read more

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