Symptoms of acute leukemia depend on how much the cancer has grown. They may include:
- Fevers and night sweats.
- Frequent or unusual infections.
- Weakness and fatigue.
- Bruising of the skin and bleeding from the gums or rectum.
- Bone pain.
- Joint pain.
- Swelling in the belly or pain on the left side of the belly or in the left shoulder from a swollen Reference spleen Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window.
- Swollen Reference lymph nodes Opens New Window Reference Opens New Window in the armpit, neck, or groin.
- Decreased appetite and weight loss because you feel full and don't want to eat.
The chronic forms of leukemia often cause no symptoms until much later in the disease.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Brian Leber, MDCM, FRCPC - Hematology