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A 48-year-old member asked:

What complications arise when a person with chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml) becomes pregnant?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Difficult situation: This has happened to many women taking Imatinib (Gleevec) for CML. Most women have had a normal baby, others aborted the baby with help from a Gynecologist. I believe it is safe to carry the baby to term but there is some risk the drugs can harm the bay but it is not proven. So if you want to keep the baby then you should take this risk, but be closely monitored by a CML expert. First 3 months are

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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.

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