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Facts about Leukemia

Common leukemia signs and symptoms include:Fever or chills.Persistent fatigue, 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)More items...

The exact cause of most childhood leukemias is not known. Most children with leukemia do not have any known risk factors. Still, scientists have learned how certain changes in the DNA inside normal bone marrow cells can cause them to become leukemia cells.Feb 3, 2016

Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) The overall 5-year survival rate for children with AML has also increased over time, and is now in the range of 60% to 70%. However, survival rates vary depending on the subtype of AML and other factors.Feb 3, 2016

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