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Symptoms of leukaemia may include:

  • fever
  • night sweats
  • bruising or bleeding easily
  • flat, pinpoint red spots under the skin (called petechiae), caused by bleeding under the skin
  • pain in the bones or joints, or under the ribs
  • tiredness or weakness
  • pale skin
  • dry skin rash
  • loss of appetite
  • painless lumps in the neck, underarm, stomach or groin, or around the eyes
  • feeling of fullness or swelling in the belly.

Note about symptoms

Many conditions – including common childhood infections – can cause these symptoms, not just leukaemia. If your child has any of these symptoms and you are concerned, talk to your child’s doctor.

published: Sunday, 23 August, 2015