Blood Cancer is the mother term used for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic system. The blood cancers affect the production and function of the blood cells, usually starts in bone marrow where the blood is produced. The uncontrolled growth of an abnormal type of blood cells affects the normal blood development process preventing the blood from performing several functions like fighting with infections or preventing serious bleeding. Leukemia, Lymphoma, and Myeloma are the three main types of blood cancers.
Some of the symptoms of Blood Cancer:
Extreme weakness and fatigue
Vulnerable to infection
Swollen lymph nodes
Loss of appetite
Sudden bouts of chill
Susceptible to infection
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have signs of blood cancer that is worrying. You may be suggested to undergo few tests followed by chemotherapy or radiotherapy depending on the condition.