Symptoms of blood cancer are very diverse. Each sufferer usually has different indications, depending on the type of blood cancer he has.
These indications of cancer also tend to be difficult to recognize because they tend to be similar to other conditions, such as flu. Therefore, we need to be aware of general symptoms that are not improving or subsiding, such as:
1. Lethargy or sustained fatigue.
6.Excessive sweating, especially at night.
7.Pain in bone or joints.
9.Swollen lymph, liver, or spleen.
10.Severe or frequent infections occur.
11.Easily experience bleeding (eg frequent nosebleeds) or bruises.
12.Red spots appear on the skin.
If you or your child experience any of the above symptoms, immediately contact and see a doctor. Especially for symptoms that often recur or don’t improve.
Causes and Blood Cancer Risk Factors
The basic cause of blood cancer is not known with certainty. However, DNA mutations in white blood cells suggest a change in the action of each cell. In addition, other changes in white blood cells due to gene and environmental factors are also thought to play a role in triggering leukemia.
Factors suspected to increase the risk of blood cancer include:
Hereditary or genetic factors. People with Down syndrome or other rare genetic disorders increase the risk of developing acute leukemia. While chronic lymphatic leukemia is often inherited in families and is usually experienced by men. In addition, a family history of leukemia can also increase the risk of experiencing the same disease.
Have had cancer treatment. Certain chemotherapy or radiotherapy is thought to trigger blood cancer.
Never experience exposure to high levels of radiation or certain chemicals. For example, people who have been involved in accidents related to nuclear reactors or experienced chemical exposure such as benzene.
Smoke. Cigarettes will not only increase the risk of blood cancer (especially acute myelogen leukemia), but also various other diseases.
However, most people at high risk do not have leukemia. On the other hand, leukemia sufferers are often found precisely in people who do not have these risks.