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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Noga
Medical Oncology 35 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 other organs. The disease is quite treatable these days because of targeted therapy and long lasting remissions are possible in most people.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 31 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 cancer cells is targeted by a type of oral chemotherapy drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor. CML usually responds very well to these drugs although it is not cured with the pills. A stem cell transplant can be used in resistant cases.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What's the type of inheritance of chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 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 long after birth. So the disease is not passed on to children.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 38 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 biopsy.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Blood, bone marrow: Common tests include blood review, floww cytometry, and a bone marrowe and biopsy.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 46 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 chromosomal injury, the philadelphia chromosome. New drugs (tkis) target this damage and reliably produce remissions in early stage patients that often are long lasting.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Dangers of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Medical Oncology 47 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 mutation have dramatically affected the outcome. This is now a disease that people can live for many years and be functional and productive.

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Last updated Mar 10, 2015

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