Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of blood cancer that starts from young white blood cells called granulocytes or monocytes in the bone marrow. After moving into the blood, it can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including the central nervous system, testicles, lymph nodes, liver, and spleen. Adults and children can get it, but it is most often diagnosed in older people. Chemotherapy is the main treatment; you might also have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.
AML Symptoms and Causes
In accordance with Mayo Clinic, common symptoms of Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can be like those of the flu, such as fever, bone pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, bruising, infections, paleness, unusual bleeding.
The causes of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia are caused by damaged DNA of developing cells in your bone marrow. The bone marrow produces pre-mature cells that turn into myeloblasts, or leukemic white blood cells, which do not function as white blood cells normally do and then build up and block the other healthy cells.