10 Common Cancers and Their Warning Signs

Leukemia

Estimated new U.S. cases in 2018: 60,300

Signs include:

  • Fever, chills, or night sweats
  • Feeling exhausted or weak
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • An enlarged liver (which may feel like a mass under your ribs on your right side)
  • An enlarged spleen (which may feel like a mass under your ribs on your left side)
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Bleeding or bruising easily
  • Tiny red spots on your skin called petechiae
  • Bone pain

Leukemia is a cancer in the body’s blood-forming tissues. These tissues include bone marrow and the lymphatic system, including the lymph nodes. Because leukemia can affect different parts of the body, signs of the disease can vary from person to person.

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