Leukemia Medical Definition

What is Leukemia?” 

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Leukemia Medical Definition

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Leukemia medical definition: Leukemia is a type of cancer that forms in the bone marrow & lymphatic system that causes abnormal white blood cell development. Leukemia can be caused by exposure to certain carcinogenic substances.

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Leukemia in Medical Malpractice Cases

In Leukemia cases, misdiagnosis can be common due to the wide variety of symptoms and the acute medical observation that is needed to make a correct assessment.  Leukemia symptoms can include: 

  • Fever or chills
  • Persistent fatigue and/or weakness
  • Frequent or severe infections
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Swollen lymph nodes, enlarged liver or spleen
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Recurrent nosebleeds
  • Tiny red spots in your skin (petechiae)
  • Excessive sweating, especially at night
  • Bone pain or tenderness

Leukemia symptoms are often vague and not very specific. This makes it easy to overlook them as early leukemia signs can masquerade as the flu or other common illnesses. 

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