What is acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)?

Find out about what acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is, where it starts and how common it is.


Find out about possible symptoms of AML and when to see your doctor.

Risks and causes

We don’t know what causes most cases of acute myeloid leukaemia. But there are some factors that may increase your risk of developing it.

Types and risk group

Find out about the different types of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Getting diagnosed

Read about how acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is diagnosed.


Chemotherapy is the main treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), you might also have a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Living with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)

Get support to cope during and after acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) treatment, including diet tips to help you eat well.


Find out about survival for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML).

Last reviewed: 
29 Apr 2020
Next review due: 
29 Apr 2023
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