Patient Comments: Leukemia - Types

What type of leukemia were you, a friend, or relative diagnosed with?

Comment from: 3-6 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 14

My son was 4 years going to preschool like any normal child. I think back and remember him having headaches and not eating as much. The last symptom was his leg. He previously hurt it playing with his little brother and father. He started limping on Monday and by Sunday, he couldn't even walk. I took him to the doctor Monday afternoon. I talked to my son's doctor and she said she would run blood tests and do an x-ray. After numerous tests and a bone marrow aspiration, we found out that he had B-Cell ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). He was diagnosed on February 26th 2013 and went into remission 2 weeks later. He is 5 1/2 and has good and bad days. We have 2 1/2 years of treatment and will stay strong. So, the symptoms are headaches, loss of appetite, tiredness, infections, and not healing like you're supposed to. When you have a hurt ankle and it doesn't heal and gets worse then something is wrong.

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