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Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) after treatment

After treatment, you will be monitored for signs of relapse and treatment complications. This is sometimes called follow-up.

For the first year after your treatment, you’ll normally have a check-up every one to two months. After one year, your check-ups will get less and less frequent, until you have them every year at five years and onwards.

It’s also common for your follow-up to include tests of your bone marrow using a bone marrow aspirate test, like you had when you were diagnosed. These help doctors to monitor your levels of leukaemia cells.

Long term follow-up is really important if you’ve received treatments that may affect the function of your vital organs. Your doctor will discuss this with you, if this is the case for you.

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