It is rare for the Acute Myeloid Leukemia to occur before age 45; the average age at the time of diagnosis is 67 years. An estimated 10,590 deaths (6,110 men and boys and 4,480 women and girls) from AML Acute Myeloid Leukemia will occur this year. “Acute” refers to the ability of the cancer cell will develop or progress if not treated, and would probably be fatal in a few months. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Answer based here.
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of WBC white blood cell cancer affecting the myeloid type of WBC and it progress to quickly.
“Acute” means that this leukemia can progress quickly if not treated, and would probably be fatal in a few months. “Myeloid” refers to the type of cell this leukemia starts from.
AML starts in the bone marrow (the soft inner part of certain bones, where new blood cells are made), but in most cases it quickly moves into the blood. It can sometimes spread to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), and testicles.
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