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The term ‘prognosis’ describes the predicted outcome of a medical condition, including how it may respond to treatment in a particular patient. For example, if a patient has a condition with no known treatments, they may be described as having a poor prognosis.

In AML, prognosis differs from person to person, and there are a number of factors that can influence how a patient progresses, including:

  • age and overall health;
  • the type of AML you have, particularly the genetic/chromosomal abnormalities present;
  • whether AML has spread to the brain and spinal cord;
  • the total number of white blood cells in the blood;
  • treatment for previous cancers;
  • a history of blood disorders;
  • infection at the time of AML diagnosis; and
  • response to chemotherapy and prior relapse.

Your leukemia specialist may discuss your prognosis with you after taking one or more of these factors into account.

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