What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia?

What are the risk factors and symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Factors that increase the risk of chronic myelogenous leukemia:

  • Being male
  • Older age
  • Radiation exposure, such as radiation therapy for certain types of cancer

Signs and symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia may include:

  • Easy bleeding
  • Feeling run-down or tired
  • Fever
  • Losing weight without trying
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain or fullness below the ribs on the left side
  • Pale skin
  • Sweating excessively during sleep (night sweats)
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