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What is acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow, the soft inner parts of bones. It usually begins in cells that turn into white blood cells. But sometimes AML can start in other types of blood-forming cells.

From: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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