Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia

  • 1. Introduction on Childhood 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. It begins in the bone marrow (the soft inner part of bones, where new blood cells are formed), but it often quickly moves into ...
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  • 2. Statistics of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia is the most common cancer in children. It is the second most common form of leukemia in children after acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Childhood AML is expected during the first two and teenage years. The 5-year survival rate for children under ag...
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  • 4. Risk Factor for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Risk factors influence the chance of developing cancer (childhood acute myeloid leukemia) among individuals, but individuals with no risk factors also develop cancer. Although the cause of childhood AML is unknown, some factors are linked with higher disease risk. The common ri...
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  • 5. Prevention of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Studies are still evaluating the factors accountable for causing childhood acute myeloid leukemia, thereby devising ways to prevent these diseases. Since most people having AML don’t have risk factors that can change, there is no way to prevent most cases of AML. Avoiding kno...
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  • 6. Sign and Symptoms of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Childhood acute myeloid leukemia is diagnosed based on its symptoms. So, the signs and symptoms of the childhood AML experienced by the individuals help describe a medical problem. The early symptoms are similar to flu or other common childhood illnesses. The signs are symptoms...
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  • 7. Diagnosis of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Several diagnostic tests helps in determining childhood acute myeloid leukemia. The main procedures to diagnose childhood acute myeloid leukaemia are a patient’s medical history, complete blood cell count, physical examination, and bone marrow aspiration. Hence, the common di...
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  • 8. Subtypes of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Childhood acute myeloid leukaemia classification depends upon their similarity with healthy immature bone marrow blast cells and genetic and molecular testing of the leukaemia cells. Childhood AML consists of eight major subtypes as per the FAB classification scheme using class...
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  • 9. Types of Treatment for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Treatment (childhood 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. T...
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  • 10. Clinical Trials about Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Clinical trials are considered a better method for treating childhood acute myeloid leukemia. The evaluation of new drugs, different combinations of treatments, new approaches to surgery, and new therapies are a part of the clinical trials of childhood acute myeloid leukemia. V...
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  • 11. Latest Research On Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Several latest research studies are underway to seek more information on childhood acute myeloid leukemia. The various related prevention methods, diagnostic process at the initial phase, and best treatment strategies. Genetic testing also helps doctors better understand the ca...
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  • 12. Coping with Treatment of Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Treatments of childhood acute myeloid leukemia result in causing various side effects and changes to the patient’s body. The results of treatment show variations among the patients. And so, the same treatment strategy used for a particular disease condition can have different...
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  • 13. Follow-up Care for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Follow-up care for childhood 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 patients’ overall health. The follow-up care will include routine physical examinati...
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  • 14. Survivorship for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Executive Summary Survivorship begins after the disease (childhood 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 als...
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  • 15. Questions to ask Healthcare Team for Childhood 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 a...
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  • 16. Additional Resources for Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Here are a few links -  https://www.cancer.net/cancer-types/leukemia-acute-myeloid-aml-childhoodhttps://www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia/patient/child-aml-treatment-pdqhttps://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/cancer/cancer-types-in-children/acute-myeloid-leukaemia-childrenhttps://www.le...
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