In this video, Dr. Sandra Kurtin, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia, explains how your doctor may find AML. You may see your doctor for symptoms such as being very tired or bleeding or bruising easily. Your cancer doctor may diagnose AML if you are already being treated for myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), or had previous cancer treatment that can lead to treatment-related AML (tAML). An examination, blood tests, and a bone marrow biopsy are used to find signs, including genetic changes, and make the diagnosis.
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