Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, also known as Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia, is a type of Leukaemia that starts from young/ immature white blood cells called granulocytes or monocytes or myeloblasts in the bone marrow, where the new blood cells are made. AML causes the body to make too many myeloblasts which do not mature very quickly. These abnormal cells are not able to work properly. They build up in the blood and bone marrow and eventually spread very quickly to other parts of the body including the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, brain, spinal cord and testicles. In addition, they crowd out the normal residents of the bone marrow i.e. red cell precursors and platelet precursors. This build-up of immature white blood cells in the blood results in infections, feeling of tiredness & breathlessness due to anemia and easy bleeding. AML is more common in men than in women and it also affects children.