Acute leukaemias, both acute lymphocytic (ALL) and acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) generally appear suddenly with intense symptoms that require rapid medical attention and treatment.
- Bruising and bleeding easily
- Frequent and/or repeated infections
- Weakness or tiredness
- Shortness of breath
- Bone pain
What are the symptoms of chronic leukaemia?
Chronic leukaemias, such as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) generally develop more slowly and have less severe symptoms. It can develop over months or even years. Chronic leukaemia is often diagnosed from blood tests as part of a routine check-up in patients who have no symptoms. However, symptoms can include:
- Easy bleeding and bruising
- Feeling weak or tired
- Enlarged lymph glands, spleen or liver