What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Q:

What is acute myeloid leukemia?

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Although AML can be curable for some patients who are treated with current therapies, the disease is still difficult to be treated. If left untreated, AML can progress and get worse quickly.

AML starts from immature myeloid cells in the bone marrow and then quickly spreads to the blood. It sometimes can also spread to other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and testicles.

In addition to AML, the disease is also known as acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute non-lymphocytic leukemia.

 

Keywords: acute myeloid leukemia; acute myeloid leukemia+; aml leukemia; leukemia myeloid acute

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