Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  • 1. Introduction on Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a disorder that generally produces neutrophils, red blood cells, or platelets, which are types of healthy blood cells. Acute myeloid leukemia begins in the bone marrow (the soft inner part of bones, where new blood cells are formed), but most oft...
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  • 2. Statistics of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) makes up approximately 1% of cancers. It is the second most common type of leukemia diagnosed in adults and children. However, it is most common among adults. It makes up 31% of all adult leukemia cases, and the average age of diagnosis is 68 years,...
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  • 4. Risk Factors of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer (acute myeloid leukemia) among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors may also develop this cancer. Although the cause of AML is unknown, various factors are linked with higher disease risk. The common risk facto...
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  • 5. Causes and Risk Factors of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • CAUSES:- Acute myeloid leukemia(AML) develops when the genetic material or DNA of a bone marrow cell changes (mutates). The DNA of a cell carries the instructions that tell it what to do. Normally, the cell's DNA directs it to grow at a specific rate and die at a specific time. The mutations in ...
  • 6. Prevention of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Studies are still evaluating the factors accountable for causing acute myeloid leukemia, thereby devising ways to prevent these diseases. Since most people with acute myeloid leukemia do not have known risk factors, there is no way to prevent most AML cases. Smoking is the most...
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  • 7. Sign and Symptoms of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Acute myeloid leukemia, to begin with, is diagnosed based on its symptoms. And so the signs and symptoms of the AML experienced by the individuals help describe a medical condition. There are various common symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia such as fatigue, weakness, pale skin...
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  • 8. Types of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Identifying the disease's stage (amount of spread) is critical for most forms of cancer. The size of the primary tumor and the extent of cancer's dissemination determine the stage. This can assist in determining a person's prognosis and treatment options. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), on the oth...
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  • 9. Diagnosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Several diagnostic tests help diagnose acute myeloid leukemia. The major procedures to diagnose acute myeloid leukemia include checking a patient’s medical history, complete blood cell count, physical examination, and bone marrow aspiration. The common diagnostic tests for ac...
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  • 10. Subtypes of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Specific chromosomal or genetic changes in the cancer cells help plan treatment and also to predict the prognosis. There are various subtypes of acute myeloid leukemia such as myeloid leukemia, monocytic or monoblastic leukemia, and acute promyelocytic leukemia. The classificat...
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  • 11. Treatment option for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Treatment (acute myeloid leukemia) recommendations depend upon the patient’s state of acute myeloid leukemia. Treatments recommendations depend on the size, grade, and type of tumor, metastasis, possible side effects, and patient’s preferences and overall health. The common...
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  • 12. Clinical Trials About Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating acute myeloid leukemia. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to surgery, and new therapies are a part of clinical trials of acute myeloid leukemia. Volunteers or patients wi...
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  • 13. Latest Research on Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Several latest research studies have been conducted to seek more information on acute myeloid leukemia, related prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatment strategies. Research on the biology of AML is ongoing to learn more about how leukemia...
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  • 14. Coping with the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Treatments of acute myeloid leukemia result in causing various side effects and alterations to the patient’s body. The results of treatment show variations among the patients. And so, sometimes, the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition evolves with ...
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  • 15. Follow-up Care for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for acute myeloid leukemia refers to the after-treatment protocols conducted by the healthcare team to look after recurrence, manage the side effects, and monitor the patient's overall health. The follow-up care will include routine physical examinations, various...
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  • 16. Survivorship for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins after the disease (acute myeloid leukemia) is diagnosed. People who have been taking treatments and whose disease condition has been cured post-treatment are also considered survivors. Cancer Survivors can experience a mix of emotions. They may portray stron...
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  • 17. Questions to ask Healthcare Team for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • When making up your mind about treatment, you must know every detail about the treatment you opt for. It would be best to ask questions about anything about cancer that you don't understand. Don't forget to ask the healthcare team questions during and after the treatment.  Questions to ask afte...
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  • 18. Additional Resources for Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Here are the links- https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/leukemia-acute-myeloid-amlhttps://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/acute-myelogenous-leukemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20369109https://www.cancer.org/cancer/acute-myeloid-leukemia/causes-risks-prevention.htmlhttps://www.cancer.gov/types/le...
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