Treatment Overview

The AML treatment that a patient receives depends on a number of factors, for example, age, other medical conditions and the specific type of AML that the person is suffering from.

Patients who are “fit” (no prior significant medical conditions) and under 70 years old are usually given intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, which requires hospitalisation for 3–4 weeks. Older and more “frail” (patients with serious prior medical conditions) patients may be given different treatment options, such as subcutaneous (applied under the skin) or oral (taken by the mouth) therapies.

Watch the videos in this section to learn more about various treatment options available for AML and to gain a better understanding of how to best approach your doctors with treatment questions.

 

Videos

What Is the Relationship Between Emotional Stress and AML Prognosis?

Is there a connection between emotional distress and AML prognosis? Listen as Dr. Thomas LeBlanc shares findings from a recent clinical study on factors that influence treatment outcomes and patient response rates.

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What Are the Current Treatment Options for AML?

During this “What Are the Current Treatment Options for AML?” full-length replay, a panel of AML experts and patients share exciting developments in treatment research and the impact on patients. Watch now to learn more.

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What Emotional Side Effects Do AML Patients Face?

How does an AML diagnosis affect a person’s emotional health? Tune in as Dr. Thomas LeBlanc discusses the emotional impact of AML on patients and some commonly seen emotional responses to diagnosis and treatment.

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How Can AML Patients Get Involved With Clinical Trials?

Even though U.S. clinical trial enrollment is very low, the trials bring development and new medicines to patients. Watch as Leah Szumita breaks down how patients can get involved.

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Maximizing Your AML Care: How Can Patients Advocate for Genetic Testing?

With education happening across the country for patients and doctors alike on genetic testing, how can AML patients advocate for this testing? Watch as Dr. Naval Daver provides insight.

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When Should AML Patients Consider Genetic Testing?

With eight new AML treatments arriving within the last year, when should patients consider genetic testing? Watch now as expert Dr. Naval Daver explains.

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When Should AML Patients Consider a Transplant?

When is the right time to think about whether a transplant is right for an AML patient? Watch now to hear AML experts explain discussion to have with your doctor.

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AML Treatment Developments: Key Takeaways From ASH 2018

In 2018, there were more changes in AML treatment than in the last 40 years. Watch as Dr. Naval Daver explains some of the research and treatment news from ASH 2018 and beyond.

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What Is Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)? Understanding the Basics

What is AML? What are the demographics for most patients? Watch as AML experts discuss AML and how you and your loved ones can face an AML diagnosis together.

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Page last updated on April 4, 2017