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Acute Myeloid Leukemia is a type of rapidly progressing Leukemia that starts in the bone marrow that moves into the blood stream (often white blood cells). At time it also moves into the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, brain and spinal cord and testicles. (Source- American Cancer Society)

Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  • Fever
  • Bone pain
  • Lethargy and fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • Frequent infections
  • Easy bruising
  • Unusual bleeding, such as frequent nosebleeds and bleeding from the gums
  • Bruising
  • Fatigue
  • Weight Loss

Other Names for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Causes of Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Bone marrow and white blood cells become cancerous due to damage of DNA during the development of white blood cells.

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Risk Factors:

  • Increasing age,
  • Being male,
  • Previous cancer treatment,
  • Exposure to radiation,
  • Dangerous chemical exposure,
  • Smoking,
  • Other blood disorders,
  • Certain genetic disorders.

Source-Mayo Clinic.