According to the University of California Health in San Francisco, a “sudden” sign of leukemia may appear in the morning.
Leukemia, also known as white blood or blood cancer, is a broad group of malignant blood diseases. Initially occurs in the bone marrow.
Classic symptoms of leukemia:
- enlarged lymph nodes;
- decreased immunity, susceptibility to infections;
- confusion, impaired coordination of movements;
- high temperature;
- joint pain;
- blood clotting disorder;
- heaviness in the side.
Almost any cancer is successfully treated at an early stage, so it is important to pay attention to all the signals that the body gives. In a study on the early signs of leukemia, experts write that a sudden, prolonged change in energy levels, no matter how much you slept, may indicate leukemia.
Fatigue is very common in people with cancer. This may be the most alarming symptom.
“Cancer–related fatigue can affect you physically, emotionally and mentally,” says a study published in Cancer Research UK.
Signs that should alert:
- The person looks pale
- He gets shortness of breath
- Unusual and frequent bruises
- Bleeding gums or nosebleeds
- Unreasonable weight loss
- Heavy sweat at night
It is unclear what exactly causes leukemia, and in most cases there is no specific cause. At the same time, some risk factors may increase the risk of developing the disease, for example, radiation exposure.
There are different types of leukemia. Acute leukemia means that the disease progresses rapidly and aggressively, requiring immediate treatment. AML is more common in the elderly.
Smoking can increase the risk of developing acute leukemia, experts warn. Cigarette smoke contains benzene, and this is probably a serious cause of cancer.
The main test for the detection of acute leukemia is a general blood test (UAC). It should be taken at any deterioration of health, especially if there are signs of infection (fever, sore throat) or bleeding.
One of the key signs of acute leukemia is a decrease in hemoglobin to 30-60 g/l. There is also a decrease in the number of red blood cells and a decrease in the concentration of platelets.
Bruises in leukemia
With blood cancer, bruises appear for no apparent reason, both small and large. The disease can manifest itself in small bruises, known as petechiae. They are usually found on the arms, legs, abdomen and around the eyes and vary in color from red to brown.