Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Symptoms
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Symptoms - In its early stages, chronic myelogenous leukemia (also known as CML) may show no symptoms. As the illness progresses, however, patients may notice pain in the bones, swelling of the spleen, shortness of breath, and fever with the absence of infection. Other symptoms of CML may include the following: tiredness, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, loss of appetite, bruising from no known cause, feeling of fullness below the ribs on the left side, and small red spots on the surface of the skin (petechiae). If left untreated, CML may progress to a phase known as the blast crisis phase, wherein bone marrow failure may cause symptoms such as infection and bleeding. Because chronic myelogenous leukemia symptoms also share characteristics with other non-cancerous conditions, only a medical professional can make an accurate diagnosis.
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