CANCER symptoms vary depending on the part of the body affected and where cancer has spread to. A “sudden” sign of leukaemia may become apparent in the morning.
Cancerous cells can sprout in any part of the body, which means the symptoms of cancer are extensive.
The symptoms may differ but the advice is the same: act on any abnormal changes as soon as they emerge.
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According to the University of California San Francisco Health (UCSF), a “sudden, lasting change in your energy level, no matter how much sleep you’ve been getting” can indicate leukaemia – cancer of the white blood cells.
Sudden Signs You May Notice in The Morning
- Fatigue is very common in people with cancer. It can be the most troubling symptom.
“Cancer related fatigue can affect you physically, emotionally and mentally,” explains Cancer Research UK.
“How long it lasts, the degree of severity and how often you might have it is different from person to person.”
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According to the NHS, other signs of leukaemia include:
- Looking pale or “washed out”
- Frequent infections
- Unusual and frequent bruising or bleeding, such as bleeding gums or Nosebleeds
- Losing weight without trying to.
How to Respond
Speak to a GP if you or your child have possible symptoms of leukaemia.
“Although it’s highly unlikely that leukaemia is the cause, these symptoms should be investigated,” says the NHS.
The health body continues: “If your GP thinks you may have leukaemia, they’ll arrange blood tests to check your blood cell production.”