A 54-year-old member asked:
what's the type of inheritance of chronic myelogenous leukemia (cml)?
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Dr. Martin Rubenstein answered
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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.
Answered on Nov 27, 2014
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