What is acute myelogenous leukemia?
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The blood and bone marrow
Bone marrow is the spongy, liquid substance in the centre of some bones. Its main function is to produce blood cells. It constantly produces blood cells to meet the body’s needs.
Classification of acute myelogenous leukemia
Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) starts in abnormal myeloid stem cells. Myeloid stem cells normally develop into red blood cells, white blood cells or platelets.