The most common type of blood cancer in adult women is acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Around 85% of cases involving women occur in those younger than 60 years of age (mostly between two and five years of age). Here’re some of the silent and non-specific symptoms of acute lymphoblastic leukemia you should not ignore being a woman. Leukemia is a blood cancer caused by a rise in the number of white blood cells in your body. Those white blood cells crowd out the red blood cells and platelets that your body needs to be healthy.
Sep 06, · Leukemia is most common in people aged over 55, with the median age of diagnosis being It is also one of the most common cancers for people under age Author: Aaron Kandola. Oct 26, · Leukemia is notoriously low on noticeable symptoms and even those that manifest are easily mistaken for signs of flu or just fatigue. Women may also ignore unexplained weight loss, anemia, or mid-cycle or heavy menstrual bleeding.
Mar 01, · "For adults, the typical age [for leukemia onset] is anywhere from 50 to 70," says Martha Wadleigh, MD, clinical director of the Adult Leukemia Program at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.