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Symptoms & Detection

Blood and marrow cancer can affect anyone, including people with, and without, certain cancer risk factors. Knowing how to spot the warning signs, and discussing them with your doctor, can help catch the disease in its earliest stages, when it’s most treatable. 

Common Blood and Marrow Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Symptoms for common blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, are often vague and may resemble symptoms of the flu or other common illnesses. Common signs include:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Feeling weak or breathless
  • Easily bruise or bleed
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Swollen stomach or abdominal discomfort
  • Frequent and repeated infections
  • Fever/night sweats
  • Pain in bones/joints
  • Itchy skin
  • Bone pain (ribs/back)

Early Detection is Your Best Protection

If you recognize any of the symptoms above, or just want to stay proactive, CHI Saint Joseph Health is here to help. Our board-certified primary care physicians offer routine screenings and blood tests. If blood cancer or another condition is suspected, we can also perform any follow-up tests or refer you to a specialist.

Call 844.303.9355 to make your appointment with a physician close to home or find a doctor anytime online.

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