Acute myloid leukemia
- Long term exposure to high levels of benzene.
- Although AML is not inherited, genetic factors may play a role in its development. Some congenital disorders such as Down's syndrome, Bloom's syndrome and Fanconi's anaemia may increase the chance of getting AML.
- Treatment with certain chemotherapy drugs.
- High-dose radiation exposure.
- Having a history of a blood disorder such as myelodysplastic syndrome.
- Having had treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
- Chronic fatigue.
- Shortness of breath.
- Weight loss.
- Lack of appetite.
- Bone or joint pain.
- Swelling in the abdomen.
- Lumps or rashes on the skin.
- Swollen and bleeding gums.
- Liver function tests.
- Coagulation tests.
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