In leukemia, there is an excessive number of blood cells, but they are immature and only giving extra bulk to your blood. Because they do not perform their function correctly, they would only impair the normal function of other blood cells. That’s why leukemia is associated with a blood condition called anemia.
Anemia is a low concentration of hemoglobin in the blood, and this protein is necessary for oxygen transport and gives the skin its normal color. Anemia is common during pregnancy, and women are more commonly affected. Thus, they may sometimes neglect their condition. As a woman, be careful to ask your doctor about your pale skin or any symptom of anemia, especially if you’re pregnant.