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Describe the features of a blood and lymph cancer.?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms

Common presenting symptoms of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph cancer (lymphoma) are weight loss, impaired immunity with infections, abnormal bleeding, enlarging lymph glands, and anemia with attendant fatigue and weakness.
There may be fevers and sweats. None of these symptoms are specific and laboratory testing must be done to rule out more benign conditions and to make an accurate diagnosis.

In brief: Symptoms

Common presenting symptoms of blood cancer (leukemia) and lymph cancer (lymphoma) are weight loss, impaired immunity with infections, abnormal bleeding, enlarging lymph glands, and anemia with attendant fatigue and weakness.
There may be fevers and sweats. None of these symptoms are specific and laboratory testing must be done to rule out more benign conditions and to make an accurate diagnosis.
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Dr. Della Howell
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many possible things

Leukemia (blood cancer) mainly affects bone marrow.
This disrupts the production of normal blood cells leading to anemia, infections, and bleeding or bruising. Lymphoma (lymph node cancer) can cause growth of the lymph nodes so the symptoms depend on the location of these nodes. Leukemia may involve lymph nodes too and both cancers can affect the spleen and liver, so abdominal symptoms may occur.

In brief: Many possible things

Leukemia (blood cancer) mainly affects bone marrow.
This disrupts the production of normal blood cells leading to anemia, infections, and bleeding or bruising. Lymphoma (lymph node cancer) can cause growth of the lymph nodes so the symptoms depend on the location of these nodes. Leukemia may involve lymph nodes too and both cancers can affect the spleen and liver, so abdominal symptoms may occur.
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