Important points to keep in mind about AML include the following:
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes a large number of abnormal blood cells
- There are different subtypes of AML
- Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect and diagnose AML
- Certain factors affect a person's prognosis and treatment options
- The American Cancer Society estimated that 11,960 people (6,530 men and 5,430 women) would be diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2005.
(Click Acute Myeloid Leukemia Statistics for more information.)