Leukemia: Symptoms, Types, Treatment

Leukemia is a cancer of the WBCs in the blood. In leukemia, cancer cells multiply quickly and the WBCs do not function like normal WBCs. There are the following types of leukemia:
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL)

The symptoms of leukemia may include:

  • easily bleeding and bruising
  • bone pain and tenderness
  • confusion
  • enlarged liver or spleen
  • excessive sweating at night called night sweats.
  • fatigue and weakness
  • fever or chills
  • frequent infections
  • headaches
  • loss of muscle control
  • nausea and vomiting
  • painless, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits)
  • red spots on the skin called petechiae
  • seizures
  • unintentional weight loss