Acute myeloid leukemia, childhood
cancer that develops from the cells of the bone marrow and blood. It is an aggressive type of cancer that can affect individuals of any age, and affects men more frequently than women. Causes of AML may include a pre-existing blood disorder, exposure to chemicals or radiation, or an underlying genetic predisposition. AML is often treated with chemotherapy, followed by participation in a clinical trial or bone marrow transplant.Acute myeloid leukemia is a type of
Last updated: 4/27/2015
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- National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Acute Myeloid Leukemia. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. 2015; http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/PDF/aml.pdf. Accessed 4/27/2015.
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- The American Cancer Society provides information about acute myeloid leukemia. Click on the above link to access this information.