How is acute myeloid leukemia different from chronic lymphoma leukemia?

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.
Completely different. Aml- cancer of pregenitor cells in the bone marrow- called myeloid- is a very agressive and life threatening disease. It needs to be treated right away-usually with combination of chemo +/- bone marrow transplant. While, cll is an indolent- slowly progressing cancer of lymphocytes. Does not need to be treated unless it is indicated. Sometimes, one can have cll for years & dies from other cause.

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Mom was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and about 5 years later was diagnosed with lymphoma and acute myeloid leukemia. Is there a link between these?

The fibromyalgia . Is unrelated. A (small) percentage of lymphoma patients later develop a therapy related aml. That is the chemo and radiation for lymphoma can lead to leukemia. Read more...

Help! What is acute myeloid leukemia treatment like?

It involves Chemothe. Typical treatment for acute leukemia requires admission to the hospital for chemotherapy which can make you sick and cause infections. So, most patients end up in the hospital for several weeks to begin with till their leukemia goe sinto a remission which is early benefit of an effective chemotherpy which is the case in half to 2/3 of the cases. Young adults do much better than the old(>60 yrs). Read more...

How do you prevent getting cancer? Is acute myeloid leukemia preventable?

Avoid risks. AML is not really a preventable disease. A minority of people get it due to exposure to drugs, toxins, or radiation. Most of the time it occurs spontaneously with no risk factor identified. For preventing cancers, don't smoke or drink to excess. Be very careful around chemicals that are labeled as possible cancer causing agents, if you have to have contact at all. Eat a healthy diet. Read more...
Not Preventable. Many cancers are preventable by living a healthy life style....Not smoking, good diet, etc. AML is not a preventable cancer. Read more...

What is acute myeloid leukemia (aml)?

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 more...
Bone marrow cancer . AML is a type of leukemia of the myeloid cell line and it is one of the 2 major types of acute leukemia. The other type is called all (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) . AML is a life-threatening illness that requires therapy very quickly. Read more...

Acute myeloid leukemia m2 relapse, what to do?

See below... Relapses of various types of leukemia including AML are still treatable. Consultation with an oncologist to discuss treatment options including chemotherapy and possibly bone marrow or stem cell transplantation is of paramount importance in managing the disease. Read more...