The Related Information about Acute Myelocytic Leukemia

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What is acute myelocytic leukemia?

It is one type of myelocytic leukemia, and this disease develops in a rapid speed, without any treatment, it would end in 6 months. There would be amount of unmature white blood cell in the blood, and these blood would cause diseases like: fever, short of breath, and unknowen bleeding etc.  

What are symptoms of this disease?

The symptoms could include:
  • feeling tired
  • easy bruising and bleeding
  • shortness of breath
  • increased risk of infection

What are causes of it?

  • infecting disease from animals, like: cat, dog, monkey, cow, mouse, etc.
  • radiation pollution
  • chemical substances
  • the inherit element.<!--nextpage-->

What kinds of medical tests can be taken?

  • Blood tests
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Genomic testing
 

What are treatments of the acute myelocytic leukemia?

  • Remission induction therapy: the goal of this therapy is trying to reduce the leukemia cells in a minimum level, but the leukemia cannot kill completely, so it needs further treatment.
  • Combined chemotherapy: taking different chemotherapeutics during the treatment, and the therapeutic effect is good enough.
  • Bone marrow transplantation.
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