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Leukemia – Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)



Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts. They do not mature into healthy white blood cells. AML may also make abnormal red blood cells and platelets.

Overview

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is the most common form of leukemia in adults. Your risk for getting this type of leukemia increases as you get older.

Understanding Your Diagnosis

In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, your doctor will request other tests to learn more about your specific type of leukemia.

Deciding on Treatment

Your doctor will determine the specific course of treatment for your type of leukemia. Treatments may include chemotherapy, radiation, monoclonal antibodies, and bone marrow transplantation.

Managing Side Effects

Side effects from cancer treatment may vary depending upon the treatment you receive. Learn more about how to manage and treat specific side effects.

Advanced Reading

Learn more about acute myeloid leukemia from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Physician Data Query (PDQ®) for patients. It includes information about prevention, screening, and treatment.




 

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