It's important to know your AML subtype because it plays a large part in determining the type of treatment you'll receive. The World Health Organization (WHO) classification is the main system used to classify AML into subtypes.
World Health Organization (WHO) Classification System
In 1999, the World Health Organization (WHO) developed a new classification system, which incorporated information about cytogenetics to determine prognostic subgroups that may help define treatment strategies.
- Download or order The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's free fact sheet, Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia Facts.