Symptoms of leukaemia may include:
- 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.