Animation - Maintenance and Continuous Treatment in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

This animation provides an overview of maintenance and continuous treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Maintenance therapy is additional chemotherapy after induction and consolidation therapy has led to remission. It may help prevent relapse or prolong the remission and help people live longer. You can learn about the three common phases of AML treatment (induction, consolidation, and maintenance) as well as treatment options that are currently available. Depending on your AML and general health, some therapies may help keep your AML stable and prolong your survival even if you still have AML, provided you still have some healthy bone marrow cells. It's important to discuss all treatment options with your doctor or cancer care team, so you can make the best decisions that are right for you.

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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.