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High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

High deductible. Limited coverage of outpatient care. Would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests. ...Read more

Dr. Julio Hajdenberg
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Cml (Definition)

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), is a type of blood cancer where the slow overgrowth of the immune cells of the blood leads to a weakened immune system, lymph node and spleen enlargement, fatigue from anemia, and ...Read more


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What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

What are the treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Multiple: There are medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. They block this enzyme and treat the leukemia. There are currently three on the market, imatinib, nilotinib and dasatinib. Other treatments include bone marrow transplant but rarely done now because these medications are available. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

I live in a college town with many healers who use Asian treatments. Will they work on chronic myelogenous leukemia?

No: CML is a very treatable disease today with drugs like sprycel, gleevec, and tasigna (nilotinib). Patients can essentially expect a normal life expectancy for CML today, vs a median survial of 5 years prior to these therapies. ...Read more

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Treatment and symptoms of cml?

Chr myeloid leukemia: CML can cause high white count with white cells in different stages of maturation, anemia and high platelet count. Fatigue, abdominal pain, early satiety from splenomegaly, bleeding diathesis, risk of infection, usually blood tests and bone marrow biopsy establishes diagnosis by virtue of having a philadelphia chromosome abnormality (translocation 9:22). Disease is highly treatable with oral drugs. ...Read more

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Is glivec considered a chemotherapy treatment for cml?

No: More of a targeted therapy. Unlike chemotherapy which does not have a target, Gleevec or imatinib does have a target. It blocks a tyrosine kinase which prevents certain protein development needed for cancer growth. So more of what is called a biologic therapy. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have cml and have responded well to treatment. I am 55and my brother is 57. Is there an age when a marrow transplant is not viable. ?

I have cml and have responded well to treatment. I am 55and my brother is 57. Is there an age when a marrow transplant  is not viable.  ?

CML & transplant: You need to have therapeutic failure to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (gleevec, nilotinib, dasatinib) to be considered for sct (stem cell transplant). Age wise sct can be done upto age 70 in patients who have good end organ functions and physically fit. In most cases, results of these oral drugs are so impressive that sct is falling out of favor as it can have serious side effects & morbidity. ...Read more

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Can you use gene therapy to treat cml?

No: "gene therapy" is not used as a treatment. However, the current treatments are designed to affect the genetic abnormality that leads to CML and are highly successful. ...Read more

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My wife is a cml patient (blood cancer) She is under medication with imelek 400(sun pharma). Other treatments?

My wife is a cml patient (blood cancer) She is under medication with imelek 400(sun pharma). Other treatments?

Imatinib: There are several options: Imatinib, Nilotinib, Dasatinib. These 3 are options for First and second line treatment. Other ones are Bosutinib, ponatinib, Omacetaxine. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (Definition)

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the blood where there is an overproduction of white blood cells. Patients usually have no symptoms at diagnosis, and are found to have the disease after having ...Read more