Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)


CML is also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia. It is a type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. About 15% of leukemias in adults are CML CML occurs mostly in adults

Risk Factors

A risk factor is something that affects a person's chance of getting a disease such as cancer.

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  • Signs and Symptoms

    The symptoms of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are often vague and are more often caused by other things. They include:


    • If signs and symptoms suggest you may have leukemia, the doctor will need to check your blood and bone marrow to be certain of this diagnosis. Blood is usually taken from a vein in your arm.
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    Based on your treatment options, you might have different types of doctors on your treatment team. These doctors could include:

    • Interferon Therapy
    • Chemotherapy Drugs used to Treat CML
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    • How is CML Diagnosed?
    • Is CML a contagious disease? Can it spread to my spouse, parents or children?
    • What is Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia and how common is it?
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