This animation provides an overview of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood and bone marrow cancer that happens to persons who have too many abnormal cells called myeloblasts. It describes the causes, risk factors, and symptoms of AML, as well as the subtype of AML called acute promyelocytic leukemia (commonly referred to as APL or APML).
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This educational activity has been developed by the Myelodysplastic Syndromes Foundation, Inc. and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.
This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Acceleron, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Daiichi Sankyo, Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Oncology.
This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.