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April 21, 2023

AML World Awareness Day is the one day of the year when people from all around the world come together to help raise awareness of this cancer.

AML World Awareness Day: My story, our journey

AML World Awareness Day

The AML journey can be challenging, with many ups and downs. Discover stories from patients and caregivers sharing their experiences from all over the world.


Diagnosing AML involves tests which look at cells in the blood and bone marrow. Tests include bone marrow biopsies, blood tests, and chromosomal and genetic studies.


There are a number of factors that can influence a patient's prognosis, including genetic and chromosomal abnormalities, age and overall health, a history of blood disorders or previous cancers, and response to chemotherapy.


The aim of treatment is to restore a balance of healthy blood cells and control abnormal leukemia cells, and will vary depending on the type of AML patient has. Treatment options include chemotherapy with anticancer or drugs targeted to particular leukemia cells, stem cell transplantation, or opportunities to take part in clinical trials.


Once there are no detectable leukemia cells in the blood or bone marrow, a patient is said to be in 'remission'. There may still be low levels of leukemia cells so patients will be closely observed and attend regular follow-ups.


Sometimes AML can return in patients who have been in remission, several months or even years later. Regular follow-ups are important so that relapse is detected early and treatment options can be discussed.

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AML World Awareness Day is when individuals from around the world come together to help raise awareness of acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

If you are a patient with AML, carer, friend, family member, patient advocate, healthcare professional, or healthcare organization, join the collective voice and advocate that AML is a cancer that can’t be ignored.

We appreciate that everyone supporting AML World Awareness Day has different priorities, so we have a selection of ways you can get involved. All activities in this guide are quick and easy to implement. Get involved in any way you can!

On April 21, 2023, Know AML is running an education and awareness campaign called My Story, Our Journey. The campaign aims to raise awareness of AML and educate people on:

  • How peer support can be effective in providing emotional and social aid for patients and carers with AML during their journey
  • How the internet can provide a convenient way for people with cancer to connect and provide peer support ​
  • The need for social and emotional support along the patient journey and ways in which this can be sought from professionals, as well as self-care
  • The effects of chemotherapy on a patient’s health and how self-care measures can aid in reducing side effects
  • How carers can also look after themselves, as well as seek support, during their journey looking after their loved one

To show your support for AML World Awareness Day, download the following materials from the resources section and share them to your social media channels using the official hashtags #KnowAML and #MyStoryOurJourney:

  • ‘My Story, Our Journey’ expert and patient interviews (or like, share, or comment on them when they are posted on April 21 on the Know AML social media channels)
  • Editable posters and speech bubbles
  • AML World Awareness Day social media graphics

If you don’t have social media or would like to get involved offline, all editable materials can be downloaded, edited, translated, and sent to us at Our briefing guide also has all the information you need on how to get involved.

Help us raise awareness of AML and encourage peer support globally during the #MyStoryOurJourney campaign by sharing your AML journey, your way. Our global AML community would love to hear your story to help raise awareness on AML World Awareness Day 2023. See our resources section to find out how you can get involved.

We’d really appreciate your feedback to help us continuously improve our campaigns. Before we get started with our campaign, please let us know a little bit about your current understanding of the emotional and social aids for patients with AML:

Thank you very much for your involvement and continued support of Know AML.