Carlee olsen ~ acute myeloid leukemia con Presentation Transcript
(AML) Contract  Carlee Olsen
AML is cancer of bone marrow and blood. It occurs in the spongy bone. It is one of the most common leukemias and is very rare for humans under the age of 40.
If you interact with certain drugs, chemicals or radiation you could get AML. If you have a blood disorder or a weak immune system due to an organ transplant, you have a high risk of getting AML. AML infects cells that would normally form into white blood cells. AML infects mostly immature cells .
When AML infects the Unlike normal cells, red blood cells, it is AML cells will not die harming the but instead they will circulatory system. multiply and invade or When it infects the grow into other organ white blood cells, it is tissues. This is infecting the immune harmful to many of system. the systems.
Treatment for AML involves using medication to kill the infected cells. Some of these medications might also kill uninfected cells. This will harm thecirculatory and immune system by killing good redand white blood cells. This may cause bleeding orstrong risk of infection. Because of this you should stay away from other humans so you don’t get infections when treating AML.