What are some common blood cancer symptoms?
What are the signs of blood cancer?
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is one of the most common forms of leukemia in adults.
When CLL first develops, patients may not have any symptoms, and this phase may last for several years. CLL is often discovered when people with the disease have routine blood tests during a regular checkup.
My Father had Sideroblastic Anemia. This is related to Sicle cell anemia in mostly blacks. He was White/caucasion .
His first symptoms were weakness and fainting. After a few tests at the doctor's Office he was transferred to the Hospital for a couple days for blood transfusions. The Hemotolligist determined the above diagnosis and we found out there was no cure.
His bone marrow was no longer producing viable red blood cells. The cells produced were thinner and had a lighter ring saround them. They never matured into adult cells.
After a year or so of transfusions, his Iron loading (Feritin) had gotten high, so he was placed on Chelation using a drug pump. I think the drug was Desferral. It was verry expensive and the drug company basicly donated it for him.
He finaly had congestive heart failure due to the Iron loading. They should have started the Chelation earlier, but he was really tired of being stuck with needles and I suspect he "unpluged" whenever he could.
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