Acute myeloblastic leukemia overview

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Overview

Acute myeloblastic leukemia is a quickly progressing disease in which too many immature white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are found in the blood and bone marrow. Also called AML, acute myeloid leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, and ANLL.

References

 This article incorporates public domain material from the U.S. National Cancer Institute document "Dictionary of Cancer Terms".



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