What is acute myeloid leukemia?
Leukemia happens when abnormal cells grow rapidly in the bone marrow. Acute myeloid leukemia is when leukemia starts in the early forms of myelocytes, called myeloblasts. These white blood cells that don't fight infection overcrowd the ones that do, pushing them out of the blood.
Acute myeloid leukemia treatment
Our quality blood cancer treatment programs across Texas, coupled with improvements in targeted chemotherapies, offer bright hope for remission or cure. Our acute myeloid leukemia treatment teams will compassionately guide you through all stages of your leukemia care.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your cancer care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of acute myeloid leukemia and personal preferences. Acute myeloid leukemia treatment plan options may include:
- Bone marrow transplant
- Stem cell transplant
- Differentiating agents
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Find cancer support
We have an entire network of support resources designed just for you across Texas—from diagnosis to after you finish cancer treatment. Whether it’s coordinating your care or connecting you with other survivors, we’ll arm you with support for your fight.
Get started today by contacting a patient navigator or exploring one of our many programs.
Specialized centers for leukemia care
Blood Cancer Research and Treatment Center
The Blood Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is one of few specialized centers nationally. The center combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary physician team on the medical staff.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, including hematologist/oncologists, hepatopathologists and cytogeneticists on the medical staff.
Real patients. Real stories.
Michael Gregory: A bone marrow transplant kept me in the kitchen.
Michael Gregory, an executive chef, experienced extreme bone pain in one of his legs.
When his original doctor couldn't find a cause, he turned to Baylor Scott & White Health. Blood tests showed Michael had acute myelogenous leukemia.
Thirty days of chemotherapy put the disease in remission. Michael then had a bone marrow transplant. He has been cancer free for 10 years.
"I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I made an excellent choice in going to Baylor. I'm sure that's why I'm here today."