AML World Awareness Day

On 21st April we are raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), a devastating disease that claims more than 2,600 lives each year in the UK.

What is AML? Watch our film to find out

Only 13.6% of people diagnosed with AML survive beyond five years. We are determined to improve outcomes through life-changing research to develop kinder, more effective treatments.


5-year survival rate


people in the UK diagnosed each year


lives lost to AML each year in the UK


of all cases in the UK are in people aged 60 or over

Signs and symptoms of AML

The signs and symptoms can be similar to those of common conditions so it’s hard to recognise, but common symptoms of AML can include: 

  • Fatigue   
  • Bruising or bleeding   
  • Repeated infections 
  • Skin rashes
  • Bone pain
  • Pale skin

It’s important to know what’s normal for you. If you or a loved one experience one or a combination of these it’s always best to ask your GP for a blood test. 

Research that promises to revolutionise AML treatment

Thanks to your support, here at Leukaemia UK we fund research that offers hope for those with AML. We have funded researchers like Professor Terry Rabbitts of the Institute of Cancer Research in London to deliver a groundbreaking research project that promises to revolutionise AML treatment. By targeting fusion proteins within cancer cells, this innovative approach holds the potential to minimise the debilitating side effects of current treatments.

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Share your AML story

Do you have personal experience of AML? You could help raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia by sharing your story – like these people who have been affected by leukaemia.

If you would like to tell your story, get in touch with us at