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Joint pain related to leukemia?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Not usually.
Leukemia is a blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the part of the bone away from the ends where the joints are.
If there is pain, it usually is from the bones diffusely, and not the joints. Also, the large bones are the ones that hurt (breast bone, ribs, thigh bones) and usually don't affect the bones of the hands and feet, where arthritis is more common.

In brief: Not usually.
Leukemia is a blood cancer that develops in the bone marrow, the part of the bone away from the ends where the joints are.
If there is pain, it usually is from the bones diffusely, and not the joints. Also, the large bones are the ones that hurt (breast bone, ribs, thigh bones) and usually don't affect the bones of the hands and feet, where arthritis is more common.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Not the most common cause of joint pain certainly.
But patients with leukemia can have joint pain for a number of reasons related to the leukemia itself, or from some of the medications used to treat the the leukemia, or from complications from treatment such as infection among other possible causes.

In brief: Varies
Not the most common cause of joint pain certainly.
But patients with leukemia can have joint pain for a number of reasons related to the leukemia itself, or from some of the medications used to treat the the leukemia, or from complications from treatment such as infection among other possible causes.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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