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Leukemia Symptoms Should Be Investigated by a Medical Professional

The symptoms of leukemia differ depending on the type, location and severity of the cancer.  Since signs commonly associated with leukemia can be somewhat vague and are shared by a multitude of other medical conditions, examination by a cancer specialist is wise if several notable symptoms are experienced.

Some people diagnosed with leukemia experience many of the following symptoms, while others experience none of these at all. Although the symptoms of leukemia can vary depending on the type of leukemia, they may include:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Tendency to bruise easily
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Frequent or recurring infections
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pale skin
  • Weakness

In the event that these symptoms lead to a leukemia diagnosis, Tampa General Hospital can provide all diagnostic treatment services needed. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology and board-certified surgeons, we provide individualized treatment to meet the specific needs of our patients, including minimally invasive surgical interventions, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. The advanced treatments offered at our Hematology/Oncology Clinic and our team of cancer specialists are just a few reasons why we've earned the recognition by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 10% in the nation for Cancer Care. 

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