Acute Myeloid Leukemia


Jennifer McNeer, MD, a pediatric hematologist at Comer Children's Hospital at the University of Chicago, shares how advanced diagnostic techniques help physicians to better characterize and treat each child's case of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for childhood acute myeloid leukemia.


2 year old Erin won a battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Type M7. I wrote every day during the 7 1/2 months she was receiving treatment, you can read about her story at Making this video was emotional for me as I looked back to what our family went through. But, at the same time, it was also very soothing to my soul as I see the strength we received from God to overcome this battle. Erin is in remission and living a full happy life at home with her family after enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Medical Center.


Mik & Heidi faced hardship early in their marriage. Less than a year after their wedding, Heidi was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Enduring a bone marrow biopsy and chemotherapy, Heidi decided to make a CaringBridge website to keep her friends and family updated on her
condition and treatment. Heidi relied on the support she received from people who visited her CaringBridge website and signed her guestbook. Read Mik and Heidi's full story at


Kristen copes with Acute Myeloid Leukemia Kristen is 18 years old and has acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the body's white blood cells (WBCs). Normally, WBCs help fight infection and protect the body against disease. But in leukemia, WBCs turn cancerous and multiply when they shouldn't, resulting in too many abnormal WBCs, which then interfere with organ function. Thanks to advances in therapy and clinical trials, the outlook for kids with AML is promising. With treatment, most are cured. Learn more: The Coping Cart at Kosair Children's Hospital is designed to help ease children's stress and anxiety. You can donate now through the Children's Hospital Foundation specifically to the needs and initiatives of the Coping Club.


An athlete on his high school's track team, Danel Lawrence was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) at age 15. Danel began treatment the day he received his diagnosis and was in the hospital for the next 10 months. Watch as he discusses his concerns as a young patient, like returning to high school, graduating on time, and explaining his diagnosis to his friends. Danel, now a college graduate, shares his plans for the future and his advice for others.


Bayard L. Powell, M.D. talks about Acute Myeloid and Lymphoid Leukemia. Dr. Powell is Section Chief of Hematology and Oncology at Wake Forest Baptist Health.


A video describing Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). See the NEJM article, "Genomic and Epigenomic Landscapes of Adult De Novo Acute Myeloid Leukemia":