Acute myeloid leukemia (AML): a type of cancer in which
the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white blood cell), red
blood cells, or platelets
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a quickly progressing
disease in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts (a type of white
blood cell), red blood cells, or platelets. This type of cancer usually gets
worse quickly if it is not treated. It is the most common type of acute
leukemia in adults. Smoking, previous chemotherapy treatment, and exposure to
radiation may affect the risk of AML. Signs and symptoms of AML include fever,
feeling tired, and easy bruising or bleeding.
Learn about acute myeloid leukemia, and find information
on how we support and care for people with AML before, during, and after
The following information is from the National Cancer
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