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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia?

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Dr. Weili Sun
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Fatigue, fever etc: Acute myeloid leukemia starts from bone marrow, where normal blood cells were made. Leukemia cells will decrease the abilities of bone marrow to make normal blood cells such red blood cells (delivery oxygen); white blood cells (fight for infection), and platelets (stop bleeding). Therefore, the symptoms can be fatigue, fever, bruising or bleeding, bone pain, swollen glands, and weight loss.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Multiple: Leukemia can present with multiple signs and symptoms including but not limited to: bone pain, refusal to bear weight, gum bleeding, bleeding from other sites, pallor, lack of appetite, fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, easy bruising, fatigue, etc. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you cure acute myeloid leukemia?

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Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wanganswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Chemo/transplant: Not all acute myeloid leukemia can be cured. Some acute myeloid leukemia with good genetic or molecular profile can be well treated or even cured by current standard intense chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is acute myeloid leukemia harmful?

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Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 28 years experience
Yes! AML can kill.: Acute myeloid leukemia can be very aggressive. Generally it is treated at major clinical centers with a lot of expertise in leukemia especially at first. AML is seen in both children and adults. I would recommend that if either you or a family member is diagnosed with this to seek out a center of excellence.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What's acute myeloid leukemia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
Blood cancer: AML is a blood cancer affecting a type of white blood cells called myeloid cells. It often occurs in late adult/elderly patients and has a short development phase usually (hence acute). Intensive chemotherapy and often bone marrow transplant can be effective with long term survival in 40-50% cases. AML in the elderly is more difficult to treat and results are worse.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

What percent of leukemias does acute myeloid leukemia represent?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 25 years experience
AML: AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and accounts for approximately 80 % of cases in this group. In us and europe, the incidence has been stable at 3 to 5 cases per 100, 000 population. In contrast, AML accounts for less than 10 % of acute leukemias in children less than 10 years of age.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have a baby if you have acute myeloid leukemia?

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Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
Yes: Not the best scenario but it can occur.
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