• Can leukemia affect the brain?

    Asked by MelMom on Monday, January 21, 2013

    Can leukemia affect the brain?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • TinaJacques' Avatar
      TinaJacques

      leukemia can affect the central nervous system. I'm kinda out of the loop as far as the treatment of leukemia goes now because my sister was treated for leukemia over 20 years ago and I know things have changed since then. Anyway, back in the day, they used to give radiation to the brain as a profilaxis to leukemia patients (at least pediatric patients) because it dended to recur in the brain. If you are having neurological symptoms (anything from mood changes, vision distrubances, dizziness, trouble with balance, weakness -especially if it's one sided, you need to bring it yo your doctor's attention immediately.

      Good luck!

      about 4 years ago
    • TinaJacques' Avatar
      TinaJacques

      tended* not dended... I don't know why my spell check didn't pick that one up

      about 4 years ago

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