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What is Acute myeloid leukemia?

What is Acute myeloid leukemia?

  • Acute myeloid leukemia: A form of rapidly progressing blood cancer resulting in the rapid proliferation of granulocytes and monocytes, red blood cells and platelets.
  • Acute myeloid leukemia: A clonal expansion of myeloid blasts in the bone marrow, blood or other tissues. The classification of acute myeloid leukemias (AMLs) encompasses four major categories: 1) AML with recurrent genetic abnormalities 2) AML with multilineage dysplasia 3) Therapy-related AML 4) AML not otherwise categorized. The required bone marrow or peripheral blood blast percentage for the diagnosis of AML has been recently reduced from 30% (French-American-British [FAB] classification) to 20% (WHO classification). (WHO, 2001) -- 2003
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Acute myeloid leukemia: acute leukemia characterized by proliferation of granular leukocytes; most common in adolescents and young adults.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Acute myeloid leukemia: Introduction

Types of Acute myeloid leukemia:

Broader types of Acute myeloid leukemia:

How many people get Acute myeloid leukemia?

Incidence (annual) of Acute myeloid leukemia: 11,920 new cases for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
Incidence Rate of Acute myeloid leukemia: approx 1 in 22,818 or 0.00% or 11,919 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Acute myeloid leukemia?

Profile for Acute myeloid leukemia: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs in both adults and children. This type of leukemia is sometimes called acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL). (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Leukemia: NCI)

How serious is Acute myeloid leukemia?

Complications of Acute myeloid leukemia: see complications of Acute myeloid leukemia
5-year survival rate for Acute myeloid leukemia: 29.4% 5-year survival rate for white children under 15-years old with acute myeloid leukaemia in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
Deaths for Acute myeloid leukemia: 8,870 estimated deaths for Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

What causes Acute myeloid leukemia?

Causes of Acute myeloid leukemia: see causes of Acute myeloid leukemia
Risk factors for Acute myeloid leukemia: see risk factors for Acute myeloid leukemia

What are the symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia?

Symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia: see symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia

Complications of Acute myeloid leukemia: see complications of Acute myeloid leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Acute myeloid leukemia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Acute myeloid leukemia.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Acute myeloid leukemia: see treatments for Acute myeloid leukemia
Research for Acute myeloid leukemia: see research for Acute myeloid leukemia

Name and Aliases of Acute myeloid leukemia

Main name of condition: Acute myeloid leukemia

Other names or spellings for Acute myeloid leukemia:

AML, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia (ANLL), ANLL, Acute myeloid leukaemia, Acute myeloid leukemia (generic term), Acute non lymphoblastic leukemia (generic term)

AML, Acute granulocytic leukaemia, Acute myeloblastic leukemia, Acute myelogenous leukemia Source - Diseases Database

Acute myelocytic leukemia
Source - WordNet 2.1

Acute myeloid leukemia: Related Conditions

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