The first warning sign that we will be looking at involves the development of lumps. Lumps are actually enlarged lymph nodes. You may have had a doctor feel your neck for enlarged lymph nodes when you’re sick. That’s because enlarged lymph nodes mean that you have a higher white blood cell count than normal. The kind of lumps that you will find with leukemia will be painless to the touch and are difficult to detect unless you know what you are looking for.
In fact, most people miss them. That’s why it is important to examine your body carefully every single month to determine if you have any lumps or any abnormalities that you should bring to the attention of your doctor. While lumps may not necessarily be a sign of leukemia, they can be a sign of other infections or illnesses and should be taken seriously.