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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsCancer · 1 decade ago

What is acute myologic secondary leukemia?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Acute myelogenous leukemia

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    Introduction

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    Screening and diagnosis

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    Introduction

    Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow — the spongy tissue inside bones where blood cells are made.

    It's called acute leukemia because it progresses rapidly and affects immature blood cells, rather than mature ones. It's called myelogenous (MI-uh-loj-uh-nus) leukemia because it affects a group of white blood cells called the myeloid cells, which normally develop into the various types of mature blood cells, such as red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. This type of leukemia is also known as acute myeloid leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia and acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's a secondary acute myelogenous leukemia, meaning, it appeared after (as the result of) treatment (usually chemotherapy) of another cancer. It may occur anytime from a few months to several years after the first (or primary) cancer has been treated. Because of it's nature being secondary to chemotherapy, it is more difficult to treat and therefore has a poorer prognosis than a De Novo (new onset) AML. AML is a form of blood cancer which involves the white blood cells, specifically the myeloid lineage.

    Source(s): I'm a hematologist.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its like a blood disease or something....

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