Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood

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Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood

Childhood acute myeloid leukemia is the second most common form of leukemia, after acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is also called acute nonlymphocytic leukemia or acute myelogenous leukemia. It is a type of cancer affecting the blood. Although the precise cause of this disorder is not fully understood, exposure to radiation and certain chemicals are considered risk factors for this condition. Childhood acute myeloid leukemia may cause various symptoms such as fatigue, excessive bleeding, bruises and fever. A physician will typically diagnose this condition with a physical exam and blood tests, although certain imaging studies such as an x-ray or CT scan might also be necessary. Treatment for cancers of the blood, including childhood acute myeloid leukemia, is progressing with advances in medical research. Currently, treatment for childhood acute myeloid leukemia often involves chemotherapy, radiation therapy and stem cell transplant.

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Following organizations serve the condition "Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Childhood" for support, advocacy or research.

Association P.A.V.E.L.

Association P.A.V.E.L. ((“Primind Ajutor Viaţa Este Luminoasǎ”) is the of the association of the parents whose children suffer of cancer, leukemia and grave anemia. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and young people with cancer, leukemia or grave anemia by providing information, moral, psychological and material support and also to sustain the oncologic and hematologic pediatrics clinics.

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Last Updated: 9 Apr 2014

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Optimal Treatment Strategy Based on for Pediatric AML
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 26 Jul 2016

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Home Away From Home - Quality of Life Surveys
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2016

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Research Study for Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Acute Myeloid Leukaemia 0-18 Years
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pediatric Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia

 

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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