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What is the treatment for acute myeloid leukemia?

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Dr. Michael Benjamin
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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