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Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

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Acute myeloid leukemia is also called acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, acute non-lymphocytic leukemia, or sometimes just AML. It is most common in older people.

Learn About Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Whether you’re worried about developing acute myeloid leukemia, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in If You Have Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Causes and Risk Factors

Learn about the causes of acute myeloid leukemia and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment and Support

If you are facing acute myeloid leukemia, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.

Explore Research

The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from leukemia. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.

Get Involved

ou can make a difference in the fight against cancer by volunteering your time, participating in an event, or donating to the cause. Find out about all the ways you can get involved today.

Stories of Hope

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Read inspiring stories of people living with leukemia.

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Online Support Communities

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Facing leukemia?  Connect with others and get support through our online communities, Cancer Survivors Network and

Acute Myeloid Leukemia in the News

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Read the latest developments in acute myeloid leukemia.

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