Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Also known as: AML

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Acute myeloid leukemia, also known as acute non-lymphocytic leukemia, is a leukemia that starts in the bone marrow (the tissue inside the bone where blood is made) and results in the creation of immature white blood cells that can build up and affect normal blood cells, impacting blood flow and organs including the brain, spleen, liver and lymph nodes.
 
Treatments: Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for AML. Blood or marrow transplantation may be considered for children with high-risk disease, or those with recurrent disease. 


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