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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is a type of cancer that can affect both adults and children. It is a cancer of the white blood cells where it increases rapidly in size.

Presentation

Feeling tired and restless, night sweating, getting repeat infections over a short duration, change in skin colour, getting bruises on your skin easily, some people even develop fever with no obvious source of infection.

Other symptoms include, weight loss, lumps under the armpit, groin and feeling just not right.

Treatment

Depending on the stage, most people tend to have medications called chemotherapy prescribed and this is done by the haematology team along with the cancer doctors

When do you get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you have any of the above symptoms, you might need a blood test to check and make sure everything is well. If your doctors have any concerns they would make the appropriate referral.