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Each of the four major types of leukemias have different presentation, signs and symptoms.
These may begin slowly and progress to severity rapidly. The basic pathology is uncontrolled growth of the blast cells or immature bone marrow cells within the bone marrow. Most of the symptoms are caused by the lack of healthy blood cells in the blood circulation and presence of immature blast cells.
Some of the major symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, pallor due to anemia are common in ALL. Other symptoms include:
There are several phases of this type of leukemia. Most patients (85-90%) are diagnosed in the chronic phase when there are no symptoms. Symptoms are slow to occur and progress. They include:
There may be little or no noticeable symptoms of CLL in early stages. As the condition develops, symptoms include: