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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)AAcute myeloid leukemia (AML)Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)EnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.6000000000000068.5000000000000366.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of leukemia, a cancer of the blood. It is less common than <a href="/Article?contentid=3421&language=English">acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)</a>. We can get some information about this type of cancer from the different parts of its name.</p><ul><li> <strong>Acute</strong> means quick or short. AML usually develops quickly and can get worse quickly if it is not treated.</li><li> <strong>Myelogenous</strong> (say: my-uh-LOH-jen-us) comes from the name of the cell that AML develops from. Remember that leukemia starts with a mutation or change in the DNA of an immature white blood cell. In AML, this mutation is in a cell that would normally become a myeloid white cell. When it changes, it is called a myeloblast. </li></ul><p>In AML, the mutation causes the myeloblasts to divide out of control and so they fill up the bone marrow and stop the bone marrow from making healthy blood cells.</p><div class="asset-animation"> <iframe src="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/AKH/animations/DevelopmentOfAML_Teen/Development_AML_teen_canvas_AMD_EN.html"></iframe> <br></div>
La leucémie aiguë myéloblastique (LAM)LLa leucémie aiguë myéloblastique (LAM)Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)FrenchOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>La leucémie aiguë myéloblastique (LAM) est un type de leucémie, un cancer du sang. Elle est moins répandue que la <a href="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/fr/Article?contentid=3421&language=French">leucémie lymphoblastique aiguë (LLA)</a>. Le nom de ce type de cancer en révèle quelques caractéristiques.</p><ul><li> <strong>Aiguë</strong> signifie rapide ou court. La LAM se développe habituellement rapidement et peut vite s’aggraver en l’absence de traitement.</li><li> <strong>Myéloïde</strong> provient du nom de la cellule à partir de laquelle la LAM se développe. Souviens-toi que la leucémie commence par une mutation ou une modification de l’ADN d’un globule blanc. Dans les cas de LAM, cette mutation se produit dans une cellule qui deviendrait normalement un globule blanc myéloïde. En changeant, elle devient ce qu’on appelle un myéloblaste.</li></ul><p>Dans les cas de LAM, la mutation entraîne la division incontrôlée des myéloblastes. Ils remplissent alors la moelle osseuse et l’empêchent de fabriquer des cellules sanguines saines.</p>

 

 

 

 

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)3422.00000000000Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)AEnglishOncologyPre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-15 years);Late Teen (16-18 years)BodySkeletal systemConditions and diseasesPre-teen (9-12 years) Teen (13-15 years) Late Teen (16-18 years)NA2019-09-03T04:00:00Z7.6000000000000068.5000000000000366.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of leukemia, a cancer of the blood. It is less common than <a href="/Article?contentid=3421&language=English">acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)</a>. We can get some information about this type of cancer from the different parts of its name.</p><ul><li> <strong>Acute</strong> means quick or short. AML usually develops quickly and can get worse quickly if it is not treated.</li><li> <strong>Myelogenous</strong> (say: my-uh-LOH-jen-us) comes from the name of the cell that AML develops from. Remember that leukemia starts with a mutation or change in the DNA of an immature white blood cell. In AML, this mutation is in a cell that would normally become a myeloid white cell. When it changes, it is called a myeloblast. </li></ul><p>In AML, the mutation causes the myeloblasts to divide out of control and so they fill up the bone marrow and stop the bone marrow from making healthy blood cells.</p><div class="asset-animation"> <iframe src="https://teens.aboutkidshealth.ca/Style%20Library/AKH/animations/DevelopmentOfAML_Teen/Development_AML_teen_canvas_AMD_EN.html"></iframe> <br></div><h2>Types of AML</h2><p>There are different types of AML. Doctors diagnose the type you have by doing a <a href="/Article?contentid=3441&language=English">bone marrow aspirate</a> test. They take a sample of the bone marrow and then look at the leukemic myeloblasts under a microscope and also run them through a special machine. This helps doctors decide exactly what kind of AML you have, how to treat the AML, and how likely it is that you will recover from AML.</p><h2>Symptoms of AML</h2><p>Symptoms are signals from your body that something is wrong. When you have AML, symptoms might include:</p><ul><li>a fever, because your body does not have enough white blood cells to fight infection or because of the leukemia itself </li><li>feeling tired, weak, or not hungry</li><li>losing weight</li><li>looking pale, because you do not have enough red blood cells</li><li>bruising or bleeding easily, because you do not have enough platelets to make a scab</li><li>swollen lymph nodes, liver or spleen - these are parts of your lymphatic system, where leukemia cells can grow and divide.</li></ul><p>If you have any questions about your type of AML, what it means, your treatment or anything else about your cancer, ask someone on your health-care team. Your doctors and nurses want to help you understand.</p>