Acute myeloid leukemia

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What is acute myeloid leukemia?

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a blood cancer where there are too many of a specific type of white blood cell called a myeloblast. AML has a number of subtypes that are distinguished from each other by cell type.

Common symptoms reported by people with acute myeloid leukemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with acute myeloid leukemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyloprim)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Luvox)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Autologous CD34+ Stem Cell Transplant)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)

Data from patients with acute myeloid leukemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with acute myeloid leukemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zyloprim)
Perceived effectiveness
for acute myeloid leukemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for acute myeloid leukemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
rashes (redness, swelling)
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Luvox)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
can't slow brain down at night dehydration 4 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Oxycodone IR)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
constipation
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Autologous CD34+ Stem Cell Transplant)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
acute myeloid leukemia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with acute myeloid leukemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has acute myeloid leukemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 5
30s 10
40s 23
50s 18
60s 27
70+ 17
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

61% Female
39% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 39
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from AML patients who have completed their condition history
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