What is the difference between acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia?
Does AML start in premature blood cells and ALL start in mature blood cells?
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Some immature blood cells (lymphoblasts) do normally mature into lymphocytes while other immature blood cells (myeoloblasts) normally mature into various types of "granulocytes" and monocytes. When the lymphoblasts become malignant it results in acute lymphocytic (same as lymphoblastc) leukemia. When the myeloblasts become malignant it results in acute myelocytic (same as myeloblastic) leukemia.
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