Myeloid leukemia is a type of leukemia affecting myeloid tissue. It is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells. These abnormal cells build up in the bone marrow and blood and further affect the normal ones.
There are two subtypes of myeloid leukemia, which are mainly classified by the speed of progression. These two subtypes include:
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)
AML progresses rapidly. If left untreated, it is particularly lethal within weeks or months. This subtype is the most common one for older adults to develop.
Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
CML progresses much more slowly. It usually take years before progressing to an accelerated phase.
Keywords: myeloid leukemia; myeloid leukemia+