Painless lumps in the neck, underarms, stomach, or groin
Red or purple spots under the skin
Easy bruising or bleeding
Fever, tiredness, weakness, and paleness
Problems breathing and chest pain
Loss of hunger and weight loss
Bone or joint pain
The doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. A physical exam will be done. The doctor will check for swelling of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. The child may be referred to a cancer doctor.
Tests will be done to look for abnormal cells. They may include:
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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/acute-myeloid-leukemia-aml . Accessed March 23, 2021.
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General information about childhood acute myeloid leukemia and other myeloid malignancies. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia/patient/child-aml-treatment-pdq. Accessed March 23, 2021.
Leukemia in children. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-in-children.html. Accessed March 23, 2021.
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