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Blood Cancer: Symptoms, Causes & Risk Factors

Risk factors and Causes of Blood Cancer

Though no direct evidence can point out robust risk factors for blood cancer, doctors believe that it (blood cancer) develops as a result of a combination of the following elements:

  • Genetic factors
  • The environment
  • Radiation
  • Exposure to certain dangerous and powerful chemicals like
  • Benzene.
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • HIV
  • Leukemia and lymphoma

Symptoms of Blood Cancer

The following symptoms are a reliable indicator of blood cancer:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Constant and chronic fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Bone and joint pain
  • Lack of energy
  • Anemia
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the liver and spleen
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Severe headaches
  • Frequent and severe infections
  • Short of breath
  • Very itchy skin or skin that continually breaks out into a rash
  • Swollen lymph nodes under the underarms, in the groin area, and in the neck
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