Twin 3-month-old girls in South Dakota diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the myeloid line of blood cells, characterized by the rapid growth of abnormal white blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. Fortunately, in this case the diagnostic was in the earlier stage because AML progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months if left untreated. A hereditary risk for AML appears to exist. The mother, Abby Breyfogle, said she is confident that her daughters will remain strong despite a long road of treatments ahead of them.

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