Types of Leukemia – List of Common and Rare Leukemia Types

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

It is a fast-growing type of leukemia featuring white blood cells undergoing exaggerated division when they are still immature. In acute myeloid leukemia, the bone marrow creates cells called blasts, and release them prematurely into the bloodstream. The aberrant cells crowd out space in the blood, and other cell lines become affected, including red blood cells and platelets.

Symptoms typically include fever and frequent infections, anemia, and easy bruising and bleeding. Some patients may also develop bone pain and joint pain. There is more information about acute myeloid leukemia in our article devoted to this disease.