In this video, Dr. David Steensma, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia, explains that doctors do not measure how serious AML is by “staging” it. Solid tumors are measured by their size and how far they have spread in the body. This is called staging. But AML affects the bone marrow and blood. Because it affects the blood, it is usually widespread by the time doctors find it.
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