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Joint pain related to leukemia?
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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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.
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