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What is Acute myelocytic leukemia?

What is Acute myelocytic leukemia?

  • Acute myelocytic leukemia: A cancer of the blood-forming tissues of the bone marrow involving the proliferation of cells that normally develop into infection-fighting cells such as eosinophils, monocytes, basophils and neutrophils. The cancerous cells replace the normal bone marrow cells. Acute leukemia involves a more rapid proliferation of cancer cells compared to chronic forms of leukemia.
  • Acute myelocytic leukemia: acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of granular leukocytes; most common in adolescents and young adults.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Acute myelocytic leukemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Acute myelocytic leukemia, or a subtype of Acute myelocytic leukemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Acute myelocytic leukemia: Introduction

Types of Acute myelocytic leukemia:

Broader types of Acute myelocytic leukemia:

How serious is Acute myelocytic leukemia?

Complications of Acute myelocytic leukemia: see complications of Acute myelocytic leukemia

What causes Acute myelocytic leukemia?

Causes of Acute myelocytic leukemia: see causes of Acute myelocytic leukemia

What are the symptoms of Acute myelocytic leukemia?

Symptoms of Acute myelocytic leukemia: see symptoms of Acute myelocytic leukemia

Complications of Acute myelocytic leukemia: see complications of Acute myelocytic leukemia

Acute myelocytic leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute myelocytic leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute myelocytic leukemia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Acute myelocytic leukemia: Hematologist, Oncologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Acute myelocytic leukemia.
Treatments for Acute myelocytic leukemia: see treatments for Acute myelocytic leukemia
Research for Acute myelocytic leukemia: see research for Acute myelocytic leukemia

Name and Aliases of Acute myelocytic leukemia

Main name of condition: Acute myelocytic leukemia

Other names or spellings for Acute myelocytic leukemia:

Leukemia, Myelocytic, Acute, Leukemia, Nonlymphocytic, Acute, Acute myelogenous leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia
Source - WordNet 2.1

Acute myelocytic leukemia: Related Conditions

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