Leukemia FAQ

What are the symptoms?

During the early stages of leukemia, patients may not experience any symptoms at all. This is because many symptoms of leukemia don’t become apparent until a large number of normal blood cells have already been crowded out by abnormal ones. After this occurs, common symptoms can include fever or chills, persistent fatigue, frequent or severe infections, weight loss, swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen, easy bleeding or bruising, recurrent nosebleeds, red spots on the skin, excessive sweating, and bone pain or tenderness. These symptoms can vary based on the particular type of leukemia a patient has, however.
Review Date: 
November 10, 2015

Last Updated:
November 16, 2015