Leukemia is a #cancer of the blood or bone marrow. Bone marrow produces blood cells. Leukemia can happen when there is a problem with the production of blood cells. It usually affects the leukocytes, or white blood cells.
>> Here are some symptoms of Leukemia you shouldn't ignore:
- Infections or fevers
Since blood cells are an important component of the immune system, having unhealthy cells due to leukemia makes you more prone to falling sick more frequently.
- Shortness of breath
Another symptom you should keep an eye on is shortness of breath.
- Pale skin
The skin turns pale in Leukaemia , as the new cells that are damaged by cancer can overtake #BoneMarrow, making it difficult for healthy cells to grow. Since you are short of healthy cells, you’re more likely to develop #anaemia which can make your skin look pale. In addition, your hands may feel cold all the time due to anaemia.
Just like several other conditions, fatigue is a common symptom of Leukaemia too. So, if you feel tired all the time, may be, your anaemia is to be blamed.
- Slow healing
If it takes forever for cuts and scrapes you get to heal or you are more susceptible to getting bruised easily, all of these symptoms can hint at the kinds of blood cell shifts associated with leukemia.