Expert Video - What is acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in children and adolescents?
Dr. Edward Anders Kolb, cancer and blood disorder expert at Nemours Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, describes what acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is, where it starts, how it tends to appear when first diagnosed, and at what age AML is most common in children and adults. Dr. Kolb also talks about how the cause of childhood AML is different from the cause in adults, and how treatment may be different.
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