KOMPAS.com – Blood cancer is a disease that causes abnormal blood cells and is unable to grow properly.
As a result, blood cells grow uncontrollably and blood cell production is abnormal. This condition can interfere with performance in the body.
Reported from Cancer CouncilThe most common types of blood cancer are leukemia (attacking the bone marrow), lymphoma (attacking the lymphatic system), and myeloma (attacking blood plasma cells).
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Other types of blood cancer that rarely attack but sometimes suffer from are myelodysplasia (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) and juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).
To increase awareness of this disease, recognize what is early stage blood cancer and its symptoms.
What is early stage blood cancer?
Quoted from the page IndusHealthPlusearly-stage blood cancer is a stage of blood cancer that shows already enlarged lymph nodes.
The cause of this condition is because the number of white blood cells or lymphocytes suddenly increases drastically.
Although blood cells grow abnormally because of the impact of cancer, the risk of disease in the early stages is usually low because the disease has not spread or affected other organs.
The earlier blood cancer is detected, the chances of eradicating cancer cells completely are higher.
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Everyone needs to be aware of the symptoms of early-stage blood cancer. Quoted from National Foundation for Cancer Researchhere are some of them:
- Frequent fever or body temperature above 38 degrees Celsius
- The body easily shivers with cold
- Constant fatigue, even though you’re not doing much
- Bones or joints often hurt
- Lose weight, even though you are not on a diet or intense exercise
- Swollen lymph nodes, liver or spleen
- Lack of blood which is characterized by weakness, headache, or paleness
If you find the symptoms of early-stage blood cancer above, it’s a good idea to immediately consult a doctor for an immediate examination. This disease can be detected with a complete medical examination.
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