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A 45-year-old member asked:

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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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.
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 aggressive and can be successfully treated in most patients.

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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 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.
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.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How should I treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 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 tyrosine kinase inhibitor (tki) is the treatment of cml. The 1st generation is gleevec. Other tki that is more specific to block the bcr/abl fusion gene also available- sprycel and tasigna (nilotinib). Bone marrow transplant is available only for specific case.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Provided original answer
please see your doctor and discuss it in detail
Mar 7, 2012

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