Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a kind of blood cancer that develops from blood forming cells and starts in bone marrow. Symptoms include fatigue, acute fever, loss of sudden weight or appetite and sweating at night. Other symptoms may include bone or joint pain, rashes on skin, headache, blurred vision, vomiting and enlarged lymph nodes.
HOW IS ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of this condition will be carried out by a specialist from the Oncology department. Imaging used during cancer diagnosis, bone marrow tests and other blood and fluid tests to determine the extent of the damage are usually carried out.
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?
Smoking and exposure to radiation are the main risk factors for AML.