A 49-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

dangers of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

1 doctor answer
Dr. William A Biermann
45 years experience Medical Oncology
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.
Answered on Feb 1, 2014
3
3 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
5
5 thanks
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
5
5 thanks
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience 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 oth ... Read More
3
3 thanks
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
1
1 comment
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month