Overview of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Leukemia is when abnormal cells grow rapidly in the bone marrow. Acute myeloid leukemia is when leukemia starts in the early forms of myelocytes, called myeloblasts. These white blood cells that don't fight infection overcrowd the ones that do, pushing them out of the blood.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment
Our quality blood cancer treatment programs coupled with improvements in targeted chemotherapies offer bright hope for remission or cure. Our treatment teams will compassionately guide you through all stages of your leukemia care.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of acute myeloid leukemia, and personal preferences. Options may include:
Specialized Centers for Leukemia Care
The Blood Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is one of few specialized centers nationally. The center combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary physician team on the medical staff.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, including hematologist/oncologists, hepatopathologists and cytogeneticists on the medical staff.