Sometimes people have found out that they had leukaemia without ever knowing there was a problem, until they saw their doctor for something else.
However, there are a number of symptoms you should look out for, including:
- feeling really tired or short of breath
- low levels of iron in the blood (anaemia)
- sepsis, also known as blood infection
- infection or high temperature that doesn’t get better
- abnormal bleeding/bruising that is unusual for you
- sore or bleeding gums that don’t get better
- bone pain that you can’t explain
- losing weight without meaning to
- swollen belly
- lumps or swollen lymph nodes
- night sweats.
Having these symptoms may not mean you have cancer, but it is important to check.