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Leukemia refers to a cancerous condition in which the body's blood-forming tissues undergo abnormal reproduction. Though there are several types of leukemia, most of these concern the white blood cells. Instead of growing and dividing in the way, abnormal cells are produced. Like most other forms of cancer, treatment for leukemia depends on individual factors. Early detection plays a major role in successful treatment. Understanding the symptoms can help people know when to seek medical care.

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1. Fever and Chills

Those with leukemia may develop fevers very frequently. The fever is mostly low-grade and may be accompanied by chills in some cases. Traditional treatments for fever might help to bring the temperature down, but this can give the person false information. A persistent fever is a sign that a medical evaluation is necessary.

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