Understanding Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) can be complicated! AML can be inside or outside of the bone marrow, and it can express itself in different ways in different parts of the body. How do you know your type of AML, how to manage it or even what questions to ask your doctor? Thankfully, our AML expert faculty are here to help break down all these topics to be simple enough for everyone to understand. Having this knowledge makes you an empowered patient and allows you to be an active participant in your care.
HealthTree University for AML is the world’s only online curriculum designed to help you understand all the ins and outs of AML, and is taught by the top AML experts in the world. We film the experts answering all of your basic (and not so basic) questions about AML. Today we are excited to be able to release the very first lesson, AML Basics Part 1 and will be releasing more lessons over the coming months that include: AML Basics Part 2 and Part 3, Understanding AML Treatment, AML Genetics, Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant, An Introduction to Childhood AML, Becoming an Empowered Patient and Building Your Healthcare Team. HealthTree for AML is a living, evolving curriculum that will be continually updated as we ask AML experts the questions that matter the most to you.
Patients who understand their disease cope so much better with the process and have better outcomes. Educated patients are able to spot treatment-related side effects before they become severe or permanent. They have a much better understanding of their treatment options and alternatives. They are better able to foster a partnership between themselves and their healthcare provider. A well-informed patient is in a position to collaborate with their doctor to optimize their outcomes with AML.
We have created HealthTree University to enable you to become an engaged partner in your care. An educated and empowered patient has better outcomes! HealthTree University for AML makes it as easy as possible to become educated and empowered by housing the curriculum in one, easy-to-access place so you can find answers quickly.
Dr. Rizzieri from the Duke Blood Cancer Center
Dr. Ragon from the Levine Cancer Institute
Dr. Jurcic from Columbia University Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
We will be releasing more AML Basics videos over the next few weeks! These videos will help you learn more about the basics of AML from some of the top AML experts in the world. The upcoming videos will focus on testing for AML and what you need to know to prepare for treatment.
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about the author
Katie joined the HealthTree Foundation as the Community Director for AML in 2021. She is a registered dietitian who previously worked at the VA hospital in Dallas, Texas where she coached veterans with blood cancer on how to use nutrition to improve their treatment outcomes and minimize cancer-related side effects. Katie is passionate about health education and patient empowerment. In her spare time, she loves to experiment with new recipes in the kitchen, spend time running outdoors and travel to new places.