Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment


Acute myelogenous leukemia or AML is also referred to as acute myeloid leukemia. It is more common among adults when compared to children. It is a type of cancer that happens when the bone marrow creates abnormal white blood cells, known as myeloblasts.

One article (1) discussed AML and its treatment. It indicated that AML can affect the white blood cells, the red blood cells, and the platelets. There are apparently different subtypes of AML The risk factors for AML include having a history of smoking, having exposure to radiation, and having treatment for another cancer in the past.

It also indicated that most patients with AML are feverish, suffer from fatigue, and may have easy bruisability or frank bleeding. The chances of recovery depend on certain factors, including the type of treatment given. AML affects both the bone marrow and the blood and it is treated with various types of chemotherapy.

Source: 1.Adult acute myeloid leukemia treatment. http://www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia/patient/adult-aml-treatment-pdq. Accessed 8/22/16.


Dr. Adem Gunes