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The outlook for adult AML depends on many factors including:

  • Patient's age

  • Subtype of AML

  • Presence and type of changes to the genetic material

  • Levels of white blood cells

  • Whether the cancer has spread to the central nervous system

  • Whether the person has had a blood disorder such as myelodysplatic syndromes

  • Whether the illness is related to previous treatment for another cancer

  • Whether the AML has been treated before and come back.

Children with acute leukemia generally have a better prognosis than adults. Remission is very likely. However, the leukemia and the multiple drugs needed for treatment can effect growth, hormonal development and learning capabilities.

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