Certain factors affect prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options.
The prognosis (chance of recovery) and treatment options depend on:
The age of the patient.
The subtype of AML.
Whether the patient received chemotherapy in the past to treat a different cancer.
Whether there is a history of a blood disorder such as myelodysplastic syndrome.
Whether the cancer has spread to the central nervous system.
Whether the cancer has been treated before or recurred (come back).
It is important that acute leukemia be treated right away.
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WebMD Public Information from the National Cancer Institute
September 04, 2014
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