Acute myeloid leukemia

Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, however, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells crowd out the ...1

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Symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia

Signs and symptoms of adult AML include fever, feeling tired, and easy bruising or bleeding. The early signs and symptoms of AML may be like those caused by the flu or other common diseases. Check with your doctor if you ...2

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Causes of Acute myeloid leukemia

Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red blood cells, or platelets. Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood ...3

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Causes List for Acute myeloid leukemia

Some possible causes of Acute myeloid leukemia or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Acute myeloid leukemia

There are different subtypes of AML. Most AML subtypes are based on how mature (developed) the cancer cells are at the time of diagnosis and how different they are from normal cells. Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is a subtype of ...5

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Diagnosis of Acute myeloid leukemia

Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect (find) and diagnose adult AML. The following tests and procedures may be used:

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Genetics of Acute myeloid leukemia

Mutations in BRCA2 (also known as FANCD1), if they are inherited from both parents, can cause a Fanconi anemia subtype (FA-D1), a syndrome that is associated with childhood solid tumors and development of acute myeloid leukemia (12, 13). Source ...6

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Risk Factors for Acute myeloid leukemia

Smoking, previous chemotherapy treatment, and exposure to radiation may affect the risk of adult AML. Anything that increases your risk of getting a disease is called a risk factor. Having a risk factor does not mean that you will get ...7

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Treatments: Acute myeloid leukemia

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Names and Terminology

AML is also called acute myelogenous leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. ...Source: NCI (NIH)8 ...

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  1. Source: MedLinePlus (NIH): acutemyeloidleukemia.html
  2. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ leukemia/ patient/ adult-aml-treatment-pdq
  3. ibid.
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ leukemia/ patient/ adult-aml-treatment-pdq
  6. Source: NCI (NIH): about-cancer/ causes-prevention/ genetics/ brca-fact-sheet
  7. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ leukemia/ patient/ adult-aml-treatment-pdq
  8. Source: NCI (NIH): types/ leukemia/ patient/ child-aml-treatment-pdq

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