In AML, a specific kind of white blood cells called the myeloblast start multiplying rapidly, and this cancer is usually found in adults. They spread to the vital organs liver, bones, spleen. Its symptoms include fatigue, night sweats, fever and loss of weight. Others symptoms include headaches, bloated stomach, enlarged lymph nodes, vomiting, blurry vision, or seizure attacks.
HOW IS ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
This disease is diagnosed by a series of tests conducted after a medical exam. The tests are- Blood tests, bone marrow tests, imaging tests, and spinal fluid.
HOW IS ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Treatment of Acute myeloid leukemia includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant, remission induction therapy, consolidation therapy, stem cell transplant. Other treatments include drug therapies like arsenic trioxide, ATRA, etc., which are also used apart from acupuncture, massage, aromatherapy, meditation and relaxation exercises.
DID YOU KNOW?
24% is the survival rates of Leukemia and treatment continues after remission. Patients should stay away from smoking as the chemicals might worsen the condition further.