Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)


"Acute" means that the leukemia usually gets worse quickly if it's not treated. In AML, the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of premature white blood cell),..

Risk Factors

  • Have certain gene or chromosome syndromes such as Down syndrome, trisomy 8, neurofibromatosis type 1, and Li-Fraumeni syndrome
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Signs and Symptoms

  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Petechiae, which are tiny red dots under the skin. They are caused by bleeding.
  • Weakness or feeling tired
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  • The diagnosis results are to help on determining the AML subtypes, and on determining tumour prognosis status.
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  • Treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia depends on several factors, including the subtype of the disease, age, overall health and preferences. In general, treatment falls into two phases:
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  • What are the step the patient can do while preparing for consultation on AML?
  • What are the question may ask with physician?
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