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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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What is the definition of Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer that affects the blood and bone marrow. Conditions are generally called "acute" when they develop quickly and have an aggressive course. The signs and symptoms of AML vary but may include easy bruising; bone pain or tenderness; fatigue; fever; frequent nosebleeds; bleeding from the gums; shortness of breath; and/or weightloss. AML is one of the most common types of leukemia among adults and is rarely diagnosed in people under age 40. There are many potential causes of AML such as certain blood disorders, inherited syndromes, environmental exposures, and drug exposures; however, most people who develop AML have no identifiable risk factor. Treatment may include a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant and/or other drug therapy.

What are the alternative names for Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

  • Acute myelogenous leukemia

Latest Research

Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Elderly Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Journal: Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi
  • Treatment Used: Low-Intensity Traditional Chemotherapy
  • Number of Patients: 67
  • Published —
This study investigated the effectiveness of low-intensity traditional chemotherapy for elderly patients with acute myeloid leukemia (cancer of the blood and bone marrow; AML).
Latest Advance
Study
  • Condition: Senile Patients with High-Risk Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)
  • Journal: Zhongguo shi yan xue ye xue za zhi
  • Treatment Used: Decitabine Combined with Reduced FLAG Regimen
  • Number of Patients: 12
  • Published —
This study evaluated the effectiveness and adverse reactions of decitabine combined with reduced FLAG regimen in senile (loss of cognitive abilities associated with old age) patients with high-risk acute myeloid leukemia (type of blood cancer; AML).