Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. According to the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that there will be 19,950 new cases of acute myeloid leukemia in 2016. AML is more common in older adults; 67 is the median age of diagnosis. While progress in treating leukemia has been made, there has been only one AML treatment approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in the past 30 years (and that drug was subsequently withdrawn from the market). Because of this, CancerCare has decided to lead a national awareness effort to bring more attention to AML. We are also happy to be partnering with NBA broadcaster Craig Sager (diagnosed with AML) and his family to help spread the word. In addition to raising awareness, we’d like to share specific AML resources:


– CancerCare oncology social workers can provide support to people affected by AML, including loved ones.

Financial Assistance

– Limited financial help is available for cancer-related costs such as transportation to and from treatment.

Support Groups

Connect Education Workshops



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