People with acute leukemia are more likely to experience early symptoms of the disease than those people with chronic forms of the cancer. Early symptoms of leukemia for people with acute forms of the disease may include fever, fatigue, frequent infections, and painless lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach, or groin. In many cases, people with chronic type of the disease have no early symptoms of leukemia. When early symptoms of leukemia do develop in such cases, they may include feeling very tired, weight loss for no known reason, and night sweats.
Like all blood cells, leukemia cells travel through the body. Depending on the number of abnormal cells and where these cells collect, patients with leukemia may have a number of early symptoms of leukemia. People with acute leukemia are more likely to have early symptoms of leukemia than those with chronic leukemia.
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