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

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

A:
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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