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This Forum has been the centre of an exceptional exchange of knowledge diagnosis, treatment, symptoms and other effects of cancer during pregnancy and lactation. All are welcome to review the Questions and Answers posted here, provided that they acknowledge and accept the important proviso and disclaimer below.
What is the diagnosis and treatment of acute myeloid leukemia in pregnancy?
The following information should not replace the assessment and advice you have been receiving from your physician (cancer specialist, obstetrician, or any other healthcare provider). It is offered for your information only
Acute myeloid leukemia is diagnosed in both pregnant and non-pregnant patients in a similiar way. Diagnosis includes exmination of the cells in the blood and the bone marrow and characterisation of the malignant cells (blasts) by morphology, immunophenotyping and cytogenetics.
The treatment should be tailored individually and is based on the type of leukemia, the status of pregnancy and the fetus, and the condition of the sick mother.
More details are provided in the Cancer in Pregnancy section of the Motherisk website, under Specific Cancers in Pregnancy/Leukemia