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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

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Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
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 other organs. The disease is quite treatable these days because of targeted therapy and long lasting remissions are possible in most people.
Answered on Mar 10, 2015
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