15 Signs & Symptoms Of Leukemia Every Woman Needs To Know

Shortness of breath

Shortness of breath – 12Healthy.com

When female patients get weaker and more exhausted, they may also develop shortness of breath due to anemia or a collection of cancerous cells in the lungs. They are typically out of breath, and it will become difficult for them to walk through the house. The reason behind the shortness of breath is the involvement of red blood cells. As they are the transport vehicles of oxygen, their death (in case of all leukemias) causes a shortage of oxygen to the body cells and cause shortness of breath.

Shortness of breath may also be due to multiple other causes, including anemia, hyperthyroidism, pulmonary tuberculosis, and lung cancer.