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Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Acute Myeloid LeukemiaThis booklet provides information about acute myeloid leukemia (AML) for patients and their families. Brief descriptions of normal blood and marrow and definitions of medical terms are included at the end of the booklet to help readers better understand the information about AML.

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Acute leukemia is a rapidly progressing disease that affects mostly cells that are not fully developed. These cells cannot carry out their normal functions. Chronic leukemia usually progresses slowly, and patients have greater numbers of mature cells. In general, these more mature cells can carry out some of their normal functions (see About Normal Blood and Marrow on page 32).

last updated on Friday, July 13, 2012
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