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Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Overview

What is acute myelogenous leukemia?
A person with acute myelogenous leukemia has cancer of one type of white blood cells, called lymphocytes. The lymphocytes multiply out of control in the bone marrow, resulting in abnormally high numbers of lymphocytes in the bloodstream.

What are the symptoms of acute myelogenous leukemia?
Common symptoms of acute myelogenous leukemia include bone pain, abdominal pain, easy bleeding, fatigue, pale skin, weakness or fatigue, and lymph gland swelling.

How does the doctor treat acute myelogenous leukemia?
Treatment of acute myelogenous leukemia may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, pain medications, and bone marrow transplant.

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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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