Symptoms In Other Parts Of The Body
Many other symptoms such as bone and joint pain, abdominal swelling, and coughing can be observed in acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients. It largely depends on where in the body the cancer spreads to in each patient. Sometimes cancer cells can spread to locations near the bones causing bone or joint pain. If acute lymphoblastic leukemia cells accumulate in the liver or spleen, they can cause these organs to become enlarged, which leads to abdominal swelling. Accumulation of ALL cells can also occur at the thymus (a small organ near the trachea in the throat). Swelling of thymus leads to breathing-related symptoms like coughing or trouble breathing.