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Signs and symptoms of leukemia

Posted on June 20, 2015 12:09 pm under Medical Malpractice

Leukemia, commonly called cancer of the blood, is a life-threatening sickness that affects millions of people worldwide. In the U.S., the National Cancer Institute said 318,389 people were affected by this disease in 2012. Leukemia occurs when the white blood cells in the body mutate in a way that enable them to divide and grow rapidly. There are many possible causes of this condition, including too much radiation exposure.

Signs and symptoms of leukemia vary depending on its types and severity. The most general indications of this disease include:

  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Fevers/chills
  • Weakness
  • Persistent or severe infections
  • Frequent nosebleeds
  • Enlarged liver/spleen
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Bone pain
  • Excessive night sweating

Although leukemia is said to be highly genetic in nature, a number of these cases were found to be a result of too much exposure to radiation during radiotherapy. If you believe a faulty radiation treatment in Wisconsin has caused you harm, a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® might be able to fight on your behalf. Call us today at (414) 271-0900.