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Acute myelocytic leukemia

Acute myelocytic leukemia: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acute myelocytic leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Acute myelocytic leukemia

Treatments for Acute myelocytic leukemia

  • Treatment dependant on patients age and condition at time of diagnosis as older patients and those in poor health may not tolerate chemotherapy well. Cytogenetics also dictate which type of treatment is best
  • Patients under 60 are generally offered intensive treatment
  • Patients older than sixty may be offered low intensity chemotherapy or supportive care which focuses on keeping the patient as comfortable as possible
  • Chemotherapy
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Definitions of 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)


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