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What is acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of blood cancer. It usually begins in cells that turn into white blood cells. But sometimes AML can start in other types of blood-forming cells.

Although there’s no cure, there are treatments that can make a big difference.

From: What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia? WebMD Medical Reference

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American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?" "How is acute myeloid leukemia classified?" "What are the risk factors for acute myeloid leukemia?" "How is acute myeloid leukemia diagnosed?" "Treating Leukemia -- Acute Myeloid (AML) Topics."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Leukemia Facts & Statistics," "Acute Myeloid Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 11, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "What is acute myeloid leukemia?" "How is acute myeloid leukemia classified?" "What are the risk factors for acute myeloid leukemia?" "How is acute myeloid leukemia diagnosed?" "Treating Leukemia -- Acute Myeloid (AML) Topics."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Leukemia Facts & Statistics," "Acute Myeloid Lymphoma."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 11, 2019

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