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Signs & Symptoms

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

Most patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are diagnosed after feeling the symptoms of their disease, which are often similar to the flu and other common illnesses. These can include weight loss, fatigue (tiredness), fever, night sweats, and loss of appetite. Other symptoms caused by changes in your blood cell count include weakness, feeling cold, feeling dizzy or lightheaded, headaches, shortness of breath, infections, excess bruising and bleeding, slurred speech, confusion, and weakness in one side of the body. Because AML affects the immune system, the symptoms often get worse or do not go away. 

AML can also develop from other kinds of cancers or blood disorders.