myeloid leukemia

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myeloid leukemia

n.
Any of several forms of leukemia characterized by the proliferation of myeloid cells, especially granulocytes, and usually categorized into acute forms (acute myeloid leukemia) and chronic forms (chronic myelogenous leukemia). Also called granulocytic leukemia.
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Q. Are there any specific treatments for acute myeloid leukemia caused by myelofibrosis? My husband was diagnosed with these conditions. His oncologist believes his AML was caused by his myelofibrosis. (scarring of the bone marrow) This was shown on his bone marrow biopsy. Myelofibrosis is a myeloproliferative disorder. Meaning certain blood components, such as WBCs, RBCs, platelets increase significantly in the marrow.

A. Thanks for taking the time to reply to me. I'll see about inquiring his oncologists.
Lynda

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