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Chronic myelogenous leukemia drugs

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
A blood cancer: CML is a blood cancer that develops slowly (hence chronic). If untreated it will eventually be life threatening. It is associated a unique chromosoma... Read More
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a type of leukemia, which is a type of blood cancer. Like other chronic leukemias, CML is not particularly aggr... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 46 years experience
Can be fatal: This is a disease that was associated with a shortened life span. The discovery of a specific cancer cell mutation and medications that attack that mu... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 34 years experience
White cell cancer: The bone marrow cells that produce granulocytes (needed to fight infections) grow out of control and are present in large numbers in the blood and oth... Read More
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Chronic leukemia: CML is a type of chronic leukemia that is associated with a specific genetic change called the philadelphia chromosome. This genetic change in the c... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
CML: CML is associated with philadelphia chromosome that result in the abnormal bcr-abl fusion gene. This becomes the target of treatment in cml. Oral tyro... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Blood, bone marrow: Common tests include blood review, floww cytometry, and a bone marrowe and biopsy.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common symptom. Examination may show an enlarged spleen. The diagnosis is suspected by blood testing and confirmed by bone marrow ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Myeloproliferative: It is in a group of disorders referred to as myeloproliferative neoplasms. There are essentially four: chronic myelogenous leukemia, essential throm... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Bcr-abl: CML is a clonal disorder (cancer) of the white blood cells in the blood (= -emia part). Other leukemias include cll, aml, all, etc. CML is often diagn... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 years experience
CML: CML is associated with philadelphia chromosome that result in the abnormal bcr-abl fusion gene. This becomes the target of treatment in cml. Oral tyr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Not inherited: CML is associated with chromosome damage (the philadelphia chromosome). This is not inherited. The damage is to bone morrow stem cells and occurs lon... Read More

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