Acute myeloid leukemia is also called acute myelocytic leukemia, acute myelogenous leukemia, acute granulocytic leukemia, acute non-lymphocytic leukemia, or sometimes just AML. It is most common in older people.
Whether you’re worried about developing acute myeloid leukemia, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in our Overview Guide.
Learn about the causes of acute myeloid leukemia and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
If you are facing acute myeloid leukemia, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.
The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from leukemia. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Read the latest developments in acute myeloid leukemia.