2 doctors weighed in:

Is acute myeloid leukaemia harmful?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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Dr Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Very

This is invariably fatal if not addressed rapidly.
Typically after diagnosis, treatment with intensive chemotherapy is begun in fit patients.

In brief: Very

This is invariably fatal if not addressed rapidly.
Typically after diagnosis, treatment with intensive chemotherapy is begun in fit patients.
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