A to Z: Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)enparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about different types of leukemia and cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow.Acute myeloid leukemia, AML, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, ANLL, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, acute myelocytic leukemia, acute monocytic leukemia, leukemia, cancer, blood, bone marrow, white blood cells, WBCs, myeloid blasts, CD1Oncology (Cancer Care), CD1Leukemia, CD1Hematology(Blood05/29/201303/18/201909/02/20194a1f6469-a3f2-4ef8-b523-47ae287f952fhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-aml.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p><strong>May also be called: AML; Acute Myelogenous Leukemia; Acute Nonlymphocytic Leukemia; ANLL; Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia; Acute Granulocytic Leukemia; Acute Myelocytic Leukemia; Acute Monocytic Leukemia</strong></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/aml.html/">Acute myeloid leukemia</a> (MY-uh-loid loo-KEE-me-uh) is a type of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/cancer-center.html/">cancer</a> that causes the body to make too many abnormal immature white blood cells (called myeloid blasts).</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Normally, white blood cells (WBCs) help fight infection and protect the body against disease. With <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cancer-leukemia.html/">leukemia</a>, WBCs turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't. This causes too many abnormal WBCs, which then interfere with the body's ability to function normally.</p> <p>In acute myeloid leukemia (AML), too many myeloid blasts are made. These cells are abnormal and cannot mature into normal white blood cells. Bad cells build up and fewer healthy cells are made, leading to serious complications.</p> <p>Doctors don&rsquo;t know what causes acute myeloid leukemia. AML is called "acute" because it tends to get worse quickly if left untreated. Common symptoms include bleeding from the nose and gums, easy bruising, fatigue, weakness, fever, and bone and joint pain.</p> <p>Treatment for AML involves using <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chemotherapy.html/">chemotherapy</a> to kill as many cancer cells as possible to achieve remission (a state where there is no evidence of disease in the body). The second phase (called post-remission, consolidation, or continuation therapy) is designed to eliminate any undetectable leukemia cells.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Thanks to advances in therapy and clinical trials, the outlook for kids with AML is promising. With treatment, most are cured.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common type of childhood cancer. Because it develops and gets worse quickly, prompt treatment is very important. With treatment, most kids are cured.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/all.html/70e490be-1dce-4795-821e-c0ba28838828
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) happens when the body makes too many immature white blood cells. Among kids with leukemia, 20% have this type. With treatment, most recover.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/aml.html/7f9a5d82-cefc-4e34-8942-a11c3d0397f9
Cancer CenterFrom treatments and prevention to coping with the emotional aspects of cancer, the Cancer Center provides comprehensive information that parents need.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/cancer-center.html/92fcdf56-6935-42ac-a953-9eaf5f96fe2f
ChemotherapyChemotherapy (chemo) is treatment with medicines that stop the growth of cancer cells.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/chemotherapy.html/54f93018-4955-4463-b067-5621e285210f
Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)Learn about this rare type of cancer, which usually affects kids under 4 years old.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/jmml.html/5f3d296a-f5db-4b0d-9f35-70461657d102
LeukemiaLeukemia refers to cancers of the white blood cells. With the proper treatment, the outlook for kids with leukemia is quite good.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cancer-leukemia.html/d78fde51-319d-4c82-9476-e1e16f31c187
What Is Cancer?When kids get cancer, it can often be treated and cured. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/cancer.html/ef4ba8b1-102b-48e8-bce2-e71e8c578610
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