3-Itching sensation The inflammatory cytokines released by the immune cells
Similar to other types of cancer, leukemia patients experience chronic fatigue as one of the main symptoms. This symptom is more pronounced as the disease progresses and results from the excess energy that is spent to create abnormal blood cells. Additionally, and depending on the type of leukemia, it is highly likely that the patient experiences anemia, a reduction in the red blood cell count. This medical condition leads to a reduction in oxygen supply because red blood cells transport oxygen from the lungs to every tissue in the body. Thus, not enough oxygen is available to create energy, and the patient ends up with low energy levels and chronic fatigue.