Leukemia is a malignant blood disorder, characterized by excessive accumulation of white blood progenitor cells. Cells undeveloped enough, invade the bone marrow and blood cells do not allow the cell release. Leukemia occurs in both children and adults.
Leukemia symptoms vary by disease type and stage of its development. Most symptoms of leukemia are caused by lack of normal blood cells. Signs of this disease may be, however, leukemic cells induced by crowding in certain areas of the body.
Common symptoms of leukemia are:
– Frequent infections;
– Night sweats;
– Tiredness and fatigue;
– Lack of appetite;
– The appearance of skin bruising or spontaneous bruising.
For leukemia, the body becomes more vulnerable to bleeding and bruising, tiredness can be continuous or persons concerned may experience frequent and unexplained disease states.
Symptoms of leukemia, where cancer cells are collected in different regions of the body may be:
– Balance disorders;
– Swollen lymph nodes;
– Status of confusion and dizziness;
– Reduction of visual acuity;
– Bone pain;
– Feeling of weakness;
– Pain in the abdomen.
Leukemia starts, most often as flu or colds. For this reason, in many cases, this condition is diagnosed late in its advanced stages.
Leukemia affects people of all ages, the incidence among adults is 10 times higher than among children. Approximately 70% of leukemias occurring after the age of 50 years and up to 85% of children leukemia are of acute type.