Patient Comments: Leukemia - Symptoms

For leukemia, what were the symptoms and signs you experienced?

Comment from: asd, 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My four-year-old nephew has got a fever and a lump on his neck. Within three days, his illness was diagnosed as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He is under medical supervision now.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

Signs and symptoms of leukemia that I experience were high platelet counts, unknown bleeding, swelling legs, aching at the soles of my feet, general weakness, loss of potassium and a high fever.

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Comment from: ben, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 02

I have leukemia and I have been feeling ill. I have no energy and I just lie down all the time with headaches.

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Comment from: Mother, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia (AML). She is 17 years old and is responding well to the treatment. She starts her 4th round of chemo and will be finished totally by the end of February. Anyone reading this who is experiencing this life-changing disease, know that the medication works and you can get through it.

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Comment from: Gita44, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My son is 22 years old and has leukemia. He was told of this condition on November 16, 2009. His signs were coughing blood and fever. He also slept quite a bit and he never had any energy. Also, he was black and blue all over his body. He is now on chemotherapy treatments and his cancer cells have gone from 44% to 1%. We are very happy to see that the chemotherapy is working.

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Comment from: Diana, 45-54 Male Published: August 02

My best friend's husband has just been diagnosed with the rare lympho/luekemia cancer. They are now doing a bone marrow test to see if it's gone into that area. It all started with a sciatic nerve problem- given steroids, antibiotics- which he had a negative reaction to. They've just taken him to another hospital to start intensive chemo treatments for 10 days straight. I obviously know how serious this is- but looking for a little hope so that I can help my best friends.

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Comment from: Ginger, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 02

My husband is 50 years old and has been diagnosed with Leukemia (AML). He went to the hospital emergency room with a severe cough and chest pains. He was released after being admitted for a night after a blood test found a low white blood cell count and irregular platelets. Since then, he's been feeling great. He's on an antibiotic and doing fine. His blood tests are coming back with no change, still at half count. It sure does suck that he feels great and has to go to chemo for a month and be made sick to get well. We don't even know what caused this, so we are still in denial.

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