Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) BlablaDoctor

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  • Posted By: Admin
  • Posted On: Jun 05, 2011
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  • Category: Health Groups » Blood Diseases » Leukimia and Myelo
  • Description: Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made. The word "acute" in acute myelogenous leukemia denotes the disease's rapid progression. It's called myelogenous leukemia because it affects a group of white blood cells called the myeloid cells, which normally develop into the various types of mature blood cells, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Acute myelogenous leukemia is also known as acute myeloid leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. Signs and symptoms of acute myelogenous leukemia include fever, bone pain, lethargy and fatigue, shortness of breath, pale skin, frequent infections, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, such as frequent nosebleeds and bleeding from the gums. Treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia are chemotherapy, drug therapy, stem cell transplantation.