Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): Symptoms
What are the symptoms of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)?
Many people don’t have any symptoms before being diagnosed with CLL. The cancer is often found when a person has blood tests done for another reason and the tests show too many white blood cells. If CLL does cause symptoms, they can include:
Feeling tired or weak
Fevers, chills, or night sweats
Enlarged lymph nodes, often felt as lumps beneath the skin
Pain or a sense of fullness in the upper abdomen, from an enlarged spleen
Feeling full after eating only a small amount
Bleeding or bruising easily
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have CLL or another type of cancer.
March 21, 2017
Alteri, Rick, MD,Cunningham, Louise, RN