Leukemia

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Finding leukemia early

The best ways to find leukemia early are to recognize symptoms and get regular health checkups. When certain types of leukemia are found and treated early, the chances of successful treatment are better.

The sooner you report symptoms, the sooner your doctor can try to find out what is causing them. See your doctor if you have:

  • fatigue
  • malaise
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • fever
  • anemia, which includes shortness of breath, paleness, rapid heartbeat, weakness and dizziness
  • bleeding, including bruising, frequent or severe nose bleeds, bleeding gums, mid-cycle or heavy menstrual flow and red spots on the skin (petechiae)

malaise

A general feeling of discomfort or illness.

anemia

A reduction in the number of healthy red blood cells.

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