Acute Myeloid Leukaemia is usually cancer found in the Myeloid lining of the blood. This disease begins in the bone marrow when the cells of the bone marrow do not grow in an appropriate or normal manner. It can spread to the blood, spleen and other organs of the body like the Lymph Nodes, if not treated on time. Fatigue, persistent fever, weight loss due to appetite loss, are common symptoms of this condition.
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?
There are some basic ways of treatment which include • Chemotherapy • Radiation therapy • Stem cell transplant • Other drug therapy • Target therapy
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking is considered to be a major cause of Acute myeloid leukemia and that is why males are more prone to the disease.