Leukaemia, acute myeloid
The symptoms of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) usually develop over a few weeks, becoming more severe as the number of immature white blood cells ( blast cells ) in your blood increases.
Symptoms of AML caninclude:
Inrare cases of AML, the affected cells can spread into the central nervous system. This can cause symptoms such as headaches , fits (seizures), vomiting, blurred vision and dizziness .
See your GP if you or your child have the symptoms listed above. Although it's highly unlikely that AML is the cause, these symptoms need to be investigated and treatedpromptly.
Read about acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) - an aggressive cancer of the myeloid cells. Information about signs and symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.
Read about the symptoms of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), which include pale skin, tiredness, breathlessness, fever, sweating, weight loss and frequent infections.
Read about what causes acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), plus risk factors, such as previous cancer treatment, smoking, and having certain blood or genetic disorders.
Read about how acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is diagnosed using blood tests, a bone marrow biopsy and other specialised tests.
Find out how acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is treated using a combination of radiotherapy, chemotherapy and, in some cases, a bone marrow transplant.
Read about the possible complications of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), including a weakened immune system, haemorrhage (bleeding) and infertility.