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What are earlier signs of leukemia?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: May be few

There may be no symptoms especially with chronic leukemias.
Symptoms can include fatigue, easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath, fevers, infections and night sweats.

In brief: May be few

There may be no symptoms especially with chronic leukemias.
Symptoms can include fatigue, easy bruising or bleeding, shortness of breath, fevers, infections and night sweats.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends

Asymptomatic lab abnormality to highly symptomatic.
It depends on type of leukemia (all, aml, cll, cml, etc), disease burden, and host (human) factors. So, no universal answer.

In brief: Depends

Asymptomatic lab abnormality to highly symptomatic.
It depends on type of leukemia (all, aml, cll, cml, etc), disease burden, and host (human) factors. So, no universal answer.
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