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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 acute myeloid leukemia, prognosis differs from person to person, and there are a number of factors that can influence how a patient progresses, including:
Your leukemia specialist may discuss your prognosis with you after taking one or more of these factors into account.