Blood cancers are generally classified into three different groups: leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and symptoms can vary depending on the type of blood cancer a person has. But there are some more general signs to watch out for, 3 of which could be confused with less serious diseases.
the night sweats are considered normal, especially if your room is too hot or your bedding is too abundant.
Menopause, anxiety, hypoglycemia, alcohol use, and certain medications are also common reasons for night sweats.
But the night sweats»soaked«could be a sign of blood cancer, according to Blood Cancer UK.
The charity dedicated to fighting blood cancer notes: «Some people with lymphoma have deep night sweats, but we don’t yet know what causes this.»
On the other hand, itchy skin is usually not a serious symptom and often It is caused by dry, cracked, or irritated skin.
Allergies, eczema, and rash are some common causes.
However, Blood Cancer UK also links itchy skin to blood cancer.
Advise: «Some people with blood cancer experience itching, but we don’t yet know what causes this.»
Finally, the stomach ache is a common occurrence, often experienced with bloating, heartburn, and constipation.
But abdominal problems could also indicate blood cancer.
Blood Cancer UK says that abdominal problems can be caused by the accumulation of abnormal blood cells in the spleen.
Explain: «You may feel full after eating only small amounts, have discomfort below the ribs on the left side, have distention or swelling, and occasionally pain.»
Other blood cancer symptoms to watch out for include:
- unexplained weight loss
- Unexplained bruising or bleeding
- Lumps or swellings
- Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
- Infections that are persistent, recurring, or severe.
- Fever (38°C or higher) unexplained
- Tiredness that does not improve with rest or sleep.
- Unusually pale complexion (pallor)
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor.
It is not known exactly why a person develops blood cancer, but there are several factors that could increase the risk. These include:
- Family history
- Exposure to radiation or chemicals
- Some health conditions and treatment.
Again, how these factors affect cancer risk will depend on the type of cancer that is developing.