- Blood cancer
- Childhood leukaemia
- Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
- Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
- Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL)
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)
- Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)
- Chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia (CMML)
- Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL)
- Large granular lymphocytic leukaemia (LGLL)
- Plasma cell leukaemia (PCL)
- T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL)
- Other conditions related to blood cancer
Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
AML is a fast-growing type of blood cancer that affects myeloid blood cells.
When you have AML you don’t make enough red blood cells, platelets and some types of white blood cell. People with AML usually become unwell over a short period - usually a few days or weeks.
Around 2,420 people are diagnosed with AML every year. Both children and adults can develop AML, but the outlook and treatment can be different.
Around 15% of people with AML have a subtype called acute promyelocytic leukaemia (often called APL or APML).