One other sign and symptom of leukemia is lymphadenopathy. A lot of different parts of our bodies function as a filter to eliminate wastes. Lymph nodes in particular screen the blood and eliminate possible harmful substances present in it before letting it back into the circulation. When leukemia is present, the overpowering amount of white blood cells is confined in the lymph nodes hence causing it to swell. This condition is medically known as lymphadenopathy.
Patients may observe swelling around the neck, underarms, or groin area. They usually do not cause any pain, though, in some instances, the swollen areas are painful to touch. Swollen lymph nodes may indicate other diseases, make sure to consult your doctor for correct diagnosis.