Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a type of blood cancer. AML usually develops from cells that would turn into white blood cells (other than lymphocytes). Between January 1988 and January 1994, 66 children were treated, comprising 13 cases of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and 53 acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The 2-year disease-free survival (DFS) was computed according to the Kaplan-Meier method. The results showed that the survival of AML was poor, with a 2-year DFS of only 30%.
Symptoms: If you have any of the symptoms mentioned below, it's important to have a doctor check them out right away to determine the cause. AML can cause a variety of signs and symptoms. Since the symptoms are often vague, they could be caused by other conditions. Symptoms include: Fatigue Fever Loss of appetite or weight Night sweats Many symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia are the result of a shortage of normal blood cells. That's because leukemia cells crowd out normal cells in the bone marrow.
If signs or symptoms suggest you might have leukemia, the doctor will want to get a thorough medical history, including how long you have had symptoms and whether or not you have any risk factors. During the physical exam, the doctor will likely pay close attention to your eyes, mouth, skin, lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and nervous system, and will look for areas of bleeding or bruising, or possible signs of infection. If there is reason to think there might be problems caused by abnormal blood cells (anemia, infections, bleeding or bruising, etc., you will get tests to check your blood cell counts.