Acute Myeloid Leukemia ( AML)
• 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.
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is caused by a DNA mutation in the stem cells in your bone marrow that produce red blood cells, platelets and infection-fighting white blood cells. The mutation causes the stem cells to produce many more white blood cells than are needed.
More about Treatment
Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the immature forms of myeloid cells in the bone marrow. This type of cancer is characterized by abnormal and fast growthof white blood cells within the bone marrow that spreads to other parts of the body like liver and spleen. AML is also known as acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia and acute non-lymphocytic leukemia.
To diagnose AML, a doctor will do blood tests to count the number of white blood cells and to see if they look abnormal under the microscope.