Acute myeloid leukemia (AML), also known as acute myelogenous leukemia or acute no lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL), is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. AML is the most common acute leukemia affecting adults, and its incidence increases with age. Although AML is a relatively rare disease, accounting for approximately 1.2% of cancer deaths in the United States, its incidence is expected to increase as the population ages.
The symptoms of AML are caused by replacement of normal bone marrow with leukemic cells, which causes a drop in red blood cells, platelets, and normal white blood cells. These symptoms include fatigue, shortness of breath, easy bruising and bleeding, and increased risk of infection. Several risk factors and chromosomal abnormalities have been identified, but the specific cause is not clear. As an acute leukemia, AML progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months if left untreated.
Life is so short ika nga! So I will take d’ opportunity to share one of the good community service and last few activities I was able to participate before I found out I have Acute Myeloid Leukemia. We tried so hard to finish the video, and at last here it is. Hopefully in the future, I will be able to come, see and join you Bros and Sis on our other projects in the FUTURE. So please help me… I might not be able to climb the hills yet, or walk on couple of rivers just to get to our destination; for sure I will be there! It runs on my blood, same as yours… May we always be! We need AB+ blood donors/financial assistance/prayers and others…
Watch Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYSBdz31gPA