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Diagnosis Of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Also known as AML, acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of the white blood cells (called myeloid) cells formed in bone marrow. It often occurs in late adult or elderly patients and has usually a short development phase (hence acute). Symptoms of AML include easy bleeding or bruising or tiny red flecks on the skin ("petechiae") from low platelets; pale skin, fatigue or shortness of breath from anemia (low red blood cells); or infections (from low numbers of ...Read more
Different cell type: Leukemias typically originate when one of the white blood cell types starts multiplying out of control and preventing the normal cells from doing their job. There are many types of white blood cells and the subtype of leukemia or lymphoma or myeloma depends on which subtype is out of control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
AML is a cancer.....: Of the bone marrow (actually a group of cancers) whose precise causes are unknown, but about which we know considerable molecular detail and are learning more each day. The disease arises from the hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells in the bone marrow when these cells acquire mutations that allow them to escape controls on growth and apoptosis. Subtype info is found on the nci website. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Types of cells: White blood cells are different with different mechanisms to pretect body from infections. Acute myeloid leukemia arise from a type of white cells called myeloid series or neutophils, cut lymphoblastic leukemiaa arise from lymph type of white cells. These two types of leukemia have different treatments and the outcome or expectations are very different, none is better than the other in general. ...Read more
Symptomatology level of what would be the difference between acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphoid leukemia?
AML vs. ALL: The symptoms of AML and all can be quite similar since both cause anemia (low red cells) and low platelets (which causes bruising and bleeding). In addition, they both cause an increased risk of various infections. AML is more likely to cause swollen gums and lumps on the skin. All is more likely to cause neurological symptoms since it can sometimes get into the brain or spinal fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Marrow cancer: CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). ...Read more
Bone marrow cancer: White blood cells live and grow in the bone marrow and enter the blood stream where they travel throughout the body to fight infection. If these cells become cancerous, they grow out of control choking out the normal blood cells in the bone marrow and leaving the person vulnerable to infection, bleeding and anemia because there are not enough normal cells. All ages get AML but usually younger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: About 80-90% of patients will achieve remission, but some of these patients will relapse and not be cured. Overall cure is achieved in about 40%. Those numbers come from this link: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-acutelymphocyticallinadults/overviewguide/leukemia-all-overview-survival-rates. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Differs: The answers depend on patient age, overall health, and type of aml. Usually younger, healthier patients are offered aggressive chemotherapy and possible stem cell transplant, while older patients are offered less aggressive chemotherapy or supportive care alone. Here is a link to info on AML treatment: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/adultaml/patient/page1. ...Read more
Marrow malignancy: AML is a bone marrow malignancy characterized by uncontrolled growth of leukemic cells in the bone marrow. It leads to very high white blood cell counts, anemia and thrombocytopenia (low platelets). It is rapidly fatal without prompt diagnosis and treatment. It can be cured in up to about 40% of people. ...Read more
Blood cancer: All is a form of leukemia which in turn is a form of cancer, more specifically blood and bone marrow cancer. The word "acute" means it progresses faster, as opposed to chronic cases that usually have a slower progression. The word "lymphoblastic" means immature lymphoid and describes the type of malignant cell involved in this leukemia, as opposed to other types of cells, for example myeloid. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If a person has AML - acut emyeloid leukemia, what percent of blast would suggest acute myeloblastic leukemia?
Blasts in blood/marr: Blasts are made in the bone marrow. Normally they are under 5% of all the white cells. So a Blast count in the bone marrow over 6% raises the question of Acute leukemia. Anything >30% blast count confirms a diagnosis of acute leukemia. As the blast cell numbers increase in the marrow, Blasts start to appear in the peripheral blood. That is how Leukemia is first diagnosed. ...Read more
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