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What are the symptoms of bone marrow cancer?

Gary J. Schiller, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Cancers that originate in the cells of the bone marrow can displace normal marrow elements, so patients have symptoms related to anemia, fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, swelling in the ankles, low white blood cell number (with infection) and low platelet count (with bleeding or unusual bruising).
Symptoms of bone marrow cancer include the following:
  • fatigue due to anemia
  • bone pain
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • high blood calcium,
  • constipation
  • kidney damage

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