Adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a disease in which cancer cells develop in the blood and bone marrow. AML is also called acute nonlymphocytic leukemia.

Bone marrow is the spongy tissue inside large bones in the body. Bone marrow cells are produced by immature immortal stem cells. These stem cells produce slightly more mature cells called the explosion that the development of (adult) in the following types of blood cells that do specific jobs in the body:

Red blood cells carry oxygen and other materials to all tissues in the body.
White blood cells that fight infection.
Platelets make the blood clot.

Adult acute myeloid leukemia affects explosion which develop into white blood cells called granulocytes. In adult acute myeloid leukemia, the explosion is not mature and become too numerous. These immature blast cells are then incorporated into the blood and bone marrow.

The disease develops rapidly, and the treatment is different for adults than for children.



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