7 Important Signs of Leukemia You Shouldn’t Ignore

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

AML is the most common form of acute leukemia. It happens when bone marrow makes something called “blasts,” which are basically immature cells. In healthy bone marrow, blasts go on to develop into white blood cells. But with AML, the cells do not mature and are unable to fight off infections.

At the same time, the bone marrow often starts pumping out cancerous red blood cells and platelets, which increase rapidly and begin to overtake the space needed for healthy red blood cells and platelets to function properly.

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