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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


acute myelogenous leukemia  listen  (uh-KYOOT MY-eh-LAH-jeh-nus loo-KEE-mee-uh)

  An aggressive (fast-growing) disease in which too many myeloblasts (immature white blood cells that are not lymphoblasts) are found in the bone marrow and blood. Also called acute myeloblastic leukemia, acute myeloid leukemia, acute nonlymphocytic leukemia, AML, and ANLL.

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