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 for acute myeloid leukemia

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Compare treatments taken by people with acute myeloid leukemia

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Who has acute myeloid leukemia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 125 say AML is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 15
40s 25
50s 24
60s 36
70+ 26
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 7
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 50
Female 82

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 42
Not Diagnosed 4

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