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?
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?
The treatment may include bone marrow transplant as well as chemotherapy and radiation. Targeted therapy with the help of medication aimed at the particular areas, can also be conducted.
DID YOU KNOW?
Smoking and exposure to radiation are the main risk factors for AML.