Dr. Barry Skikne, an expert on acute myeloid leukemia (AML), explains that stem cell transplantation may be the best chance for curing AML, but not all patients are eligible for it due to various reasons which he discusses in this video. He explains that doctors consider AML cured after you are in remission for five years. Most relapses occur within two years after initial treatment, and for each year that passes beyond two years, the chance of relapse declines significantly. If AML relapses after a period of remission other treatments can be tried, as long as a person is healthy enough for them.
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