AML. A quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are found in the blood and bone marrow. Also called acute myeloid leukemia or acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.


Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), also known as acute myeloid leukemia, is ...
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Acute myelogenous leukemia Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... General signs of the early stages of acute myelogenous leukemia may mimic signs and symptoms of the flu or other common diseases. These include: Fever Weight loss Loss of appetite Lethargy and fatigue...
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... The cause of acute leukemia is damage to the DNA of developing cells in your bone marrow. Under normal circumstances, your DNA is like a set of instructions for your cells, telling them how and when t...
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Acute myelogenous leukemia Treatment

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... Treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia depends on your age and the subtype of the disease. In general, treatment falls into two phases: Remission induction therapy. The purpose of the first phase of ...
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Acute myelogenous leukemia Support

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Coping skills
... Over the past several decades, doctors have made good progress in treating people with acute myelogenous leukemia, and research continues. But that doesn''t necessarily make the diagnosis any less sca...
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Acute myelogenous leukemia Other

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... Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. It''s called acute leukemia because it progresses r...
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