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Acute myeloid leukemia is a cancer of blood cells, which develops in the bone marrow, where blood cells originated. AML tends to progress rapidly and can metastasize to lymph nodes and central nervous system. In some cases, it can also spread to liver and spleen.
AML develops in myeloid cells responsible for forming red and white blood cells. Myeloid cells become malignant when they start to abnormally multiply and block development of healthy blood cells. Such abnormal blood cells are also known as immature blasts, as they keep dividing when they should have stopped to allow new blood cells develop.
According to American Cancer Society, there are approximately 21,380 new cases of AML registered annually in the USA. It is more common in people over 45 years of age. In rare cases, AML affects children and their survival rates are much higher than for adults. It is more common in men.
Although the exact cause for AML has not been determined yet, smoking is considered one of the leading risk factors for this disease. It can be explained by the fact that smoke substances easily enter the bloodstream and affect the blood cells. Tobacco consumption is considered more dangerous than cigarettes as it spreads through the bloodstream easier. It can also be caused by previous radiation exposure and chemotherapy. Certain genetic blood disorders, which affect myeloid cells, can also cause development of AML.