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  • Leukemia Treatment Program

    The Center for Leukemia at the Mass General Cancer Center provides treatment for all types and stages of leukemia and related disorders, including: acute lymphoblastic leukemia; acute myelogeneous leukemia; chronic myelogenous leukemia; lymphoblastic lymphoma; myelodysplasia; myelofibrosis and other myeloproliferative neoplasms.

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  • Cancer Imaging & Intervention

    The Cancer Imaging & Intervention Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Imaging combines leading-edge technology and the expertise of specialty-trained radiologists to provide comprehensive cancer detection and monitoring, plus image-guided treatments for specific types of cancer.

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  • Psychology Assessment Center

    The pediatric neuropsychology specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Psychology Assessment Center provide neuropsychological assessments to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological, medical, genetic and developmental disorders.

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  • Pediatric Anesthesia

    The Pediatric Anesthesia team at MassGeneral Hospital for Children specializes in caring for children before, during and after surgery and other procedures.

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  • Hematologic Program

    The Hematologic Program in the Department of Radiation Oncology specializes in treating lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia and other blood disorders with advanced radiation therapies.

About This Condition

Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML): Symptoms 

What are the symptoms of acute myeloid leukemia (AML)?

Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each person. The most common symptoms of AML can include:              

  • Bleeding

  • Bruising

  • Fever and recurring infections

  • Feeling weak

  • Feeling tired (fatigue)

  • Shortness of breath

  • Dizziness

  • Headaches

  • Aches in bones and joints

  • Swollen gums, lymph nodes, liver, or spleen

  • Loss of appetite and weight loss

  • Night sweats

  • Rashes

When to see your healthcare provider

Many of these symptoms can be caused by other health problems. In fact, many of them are more likely to be caused by something else. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have AML, another type of cancer, or another condition.


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    MGH Hotline 2.18.11 The meeting of 50-year-old Erin Cortright with 28-year-old Carrie Atkins, surrounded by a team of MGH caregivers from the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, brought tears to many eyes.

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  • Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center

    The Maxwell V. Blum Cancer Resource Center is a program that offers a range of support resources around the Cancer Center. The center has an ongoing mission to make support services, as well as respite and community-building areas, more accessible to patients and families throughout the Cancer Center.