Leukemia: Information, Research and Support
Leukemia is the most common blood cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, about 29,000 adults and 2,000 children are diagnosed with the disease each year. If you or someone you love is affected by leukemia, you'll want answers. Use the Leukemia Web Guide to find reliable information.
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Leukemia symptoms can vary based on the patient, but frequent infections, weakness, bone and joint pain, and swollen lymph nodes are commonly experienced effects. Use the sites below to learn the common signs and symptoms of leukemia, and get accounts of how it's diagnosed.
- Leukemia generally requires multiple tests to diagnose. These Web sites include information about the various tests your doctor may perform. Due to the fact that different physicians and different types of leukemia require different tests, patients may find they have to undergo a variety of tests before receiving a final diagnosis.
For an overview of leukemia symptoms and diagnosis ...
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
has detailed information about symptoms for each subtype of leukemia, and a "Diagnosis" link for each type. Find out what type of tests are used to diagnose the disease, as well as details about the tests and how the results are interpreted.
For leukemia symptoms ...
breaks down the symptoms of leukemia by system and body part. The symptoms include links to more detailed information about the condition. The margins are littered with Google ads at the top, but keep scrolling down and you'll find a comprehensive list of symptoms.
For leukemia diagnosis ...
gives an overview of the different types of tests your physician might use to diagnose leukemia. The Web site includes links to more information about the tests, such as how they're performed and how samples are obtained.
includes scientific information about leukemia diagnostic tests, such as specific measures of red blood cells. The definitions of the tests are fairly detailed and may include terms that require a layman to use a medical dictionary.
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