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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia's (ALL's) signs and symptoms are common to other, less serious illnesses. However, if you're troubled by any of the following symptoms, see your doctor:

  • aches in the arms, legs or back
  • black-and-blue marks (bruises) for no clear reason
  • enlarged lymph nodes
  • fever without an obvious cause or a lasting, low-grade fever
  • headaches
  • pale skin
  • pinhead-size red spots under the skin (called petechiae)
  • prolonged bleeding from minor cuts
  • shortness of breath during normal physical activity
  • tiredness or no energy
  • vomiting
  • unexplained weight loss
last updated on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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