Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) also goes by the following:
Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia

Hearing you have AML can be overwhelming, upsetting and hard to understand.

It is important you know that:

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There is hope

There are now new treatments for this type of blood cancer, including oral medication options.

Research is advancing

Our understanding of this disease has progressed tremendously in recent years.
Helping Hand

It’s nothing you did

You did not catch the disease from someone else and cannot pass it to your children.

You are not alone.

Know that the blood cancer community is here to support you every step of the way.

Experiences of others

Resources on AML

All resources

Access all fact sheets, guides, podcast, videos and other resources to learn everything from disease symptoms, statistics and treatment options.


Doctors classify acute myeloid leukemia (AML) into subtypes by using various tests. The subtype plays a large part in deciding the type of treatment.

  • Myeloblastic

  • Myeloblastic, with minimal maturation

  • Myeloblastic, with maturation

  • Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) - More information available

  • Acute myelomonocytic leukemia

  • Acute monocytic leukemia

  • Acute erythroid leukemia

  • Acute megakaryocytic leukemia

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