Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia is a form of blood cancer that affects blood cell growth and also involves bone marrow. It is a disease that primarily shows up in people over 40, but also is in children. Benzene is one cause of AML and that usually is the result of some industrial exposure.

Is your AML related to Benzene exposure?


AML needs testing for a certain diagnosis. Some of the common symptoms are:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Bleeding
  • Weightloss
  • Red Spots on your skin

If you are on this website, you may already have a diagnosis and be aware of these symptoms and be looking for information on the causes. Read On.

What are some of the Causes for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia?

Most diseases have several causes. AML is no exception. Causes are also sometimes called risk factors.

  • Benzene is a known risk factor
  • Chemotherapy
  • Smoking
  • Some Hereditary (genetic factors)

It is not always clear what causes a particular AML, but some estimates have 20% of AML cases as caused by environmental factors. The connection between benzene and AML is established and benzene is one of those environmental factors. (It is one of the most common industrial chemicals around).

A Good summary of AML rik factors can be found here at

Is your AML related to Benzene exposure?

What are some of the different Treatments for Acute Myeloid Leukemia?

There are four major treatment types.

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Stem Cell Replacement
  • Various Drug Therapies

Each of these obviously has its benefits and drawbacks and we recommend that you make the decision about which treatment to use along with your doctor.