Gale Encyclopedia of Cancer by Ellen Thackery

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440 E. O. Box 60012, Arcadia, CA 91066-6012. (626) 4471674. org> OTHER PDQ (Physician Data Query). (800) 4-CANCER. gov> GrannyBarb and Art’s Leukemia Links. org/diseases/hematology/Leukemia/leukmain. html> National Children’s Cancer Society. 9 July 2001 Patient-centered Guides. com/ leukemia> CancerNet Clinical Trials Listings. 9 July 2001 G A L E E N C Y C L O P E D I A O F CA N C E R Acute myelocytic leukemia Definition Acute myelocytic leukemia (AML) is an acute cancer that affects white blood cells, primarily those of the granulocyte or monocyte types.

Cytogenetic studies, which examine the number and shape of the chromosomes in the DNA of individual blast cells, should be conducted in addition to the immunophenotyping of cells of the bone marrow. This procedure involves applying various stains to the marrow cells. These stains help doctors identify some of the proteins lying on the surface of the cells. 17 Acute myelocytic leukemia KEY TERMS Blasts—An immature cell. Bone marrow—Spongy tissue found in the large bones of the body. Cytogenetic testing—Analysis of parts of the nucleus of blast cells.

The presence of the cancerous white cells in the central nervous system can produce headaches, confusion and seizures. The type of treatment a person receives for ALL depends on the presence of risk factors for relapse. Children are at standard risk if they are between ages 1 and 9, have a total white cell count of less than 50,000 per microliter of blood, and have B-precursor cell leukemia. Children are at high risk if they are younger than 1 or older than 9, if their white blood cell count exceeds 50,000 per microliter, or if they have T-cell leukemia.

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