Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

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Newly Diagnosed AML? What You Should Know

If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), you’re probably thinking hard about what to do next. Educating yourself about cancer and understanding the various treatment options that are explained on these pages are good places to start. However, your most important decision is selecting where to get treatment.

Studies have shown that the first treatment you receive for cancer is by far the most important. That’s why your first choice in a treatment center needs to be the right one.

Ben Doherty, AML Survivor

Ben Doherty, AML Survivor Ben Doherty developed AML in 2009 as a result of his treatment for bone cancer in 2007. His leukemia went into remission after treatment in a clinical study. Through SCCA House, Pete Gross House, and the Hutch School, Ben and his family were able to stay together while he received care at SCCA. Read more about Ben.
  • Patients who begin their treatment at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) often have better outcomes than those who started treatment elsewhere
  • Everything you need is right here, including medical oncologists and hematologists who specialize in AML; the most advanced diagnostic, treatment, and recovery programs; and extensive support to help you cope with your cancer.
  • SCCA is a world leader in leukemia research. Doctors at our founding organizations pioneered one of the most effective treatments for leukemia—the bone marrow transplant—and are advancing new treatments every day. SCCA patients have access to the best standard of care available as well as advanced therapies and treatments being explored in some of the many ongoing clinical studies being conducted for AML.

Get Collaborative Care

At SCCA we view treatment as a collaborative effort. Your doctors will discuss all your options and recommend a treatment plan based on your type of cancer and how it has progressed. We’ll also consider your general health, lifestyle, and personal preferences. Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan, your team will continue to work closely with you throughout your care, both during treatment and afterward with follow-up visits.