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What is cmml?

What is cmml?

CMML: Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/detailedguide/index.

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What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

Chronic : Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (cmml) is a malignancy involving bone marrow stem cells. The median age of onset is 65 to 75 years old. Symptoms can include fever and night sweats, weight loss and feeling tired. Some people could bleed more easily or catch infections more easily. Sometimes the spleen or liver can become enlarged. The white blood cell count could become elevated and there is an increase in monocytes. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with cmml. What is the treatment, prognosis(how long does one have to live with this.Is it painful became ill and white cell count was 89000, got under control with antibiotics. Monocytes have been high for at least 6 six years.

I've been diagnosed with cmml. What is the treatment, prognosis(how long does one have to live with this.Is it painful became ill and white cell count was 89000, got under control with antibiotics. Monocytes have been high for at least 6 six years.

It : It is good that you are trying to read and find out more about your condition. Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia is a serious diagnosis, but there are many new aggressive treatments for your condition. This is a website from american cancer society that i find very helpful: http://www.Cancer.Org/cancer/leukemia-chronicmyelomonocyticcmml/index be sure that you feel completely comfortable with your hematologist and that you get aggressive treatment, as there are many treatments available. Be careful when reading literature, because we all worry about the worst situations, which literature mainly addresses. Be sure to talk to other patients who have had this and you will hear more positive stories of success also. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are CT scans common to diagnose cmml?

Please tell me, are CT scans common to diagnose cmml?

No : CT cannot diagnose CMML. CT findings associated with CMML, splenomegaly and adenopathy, can also be seen in many other disorders. ...Read more

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Could cmml be diagnosed without a CT scan?

Yes: Blood tests and bone marrow biopsy can diagnose CMML. CT may be useful to detect enlarged spleen or adenopathy, but it is not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cmml to be diagnosed without a CT scan?

Yes: Yes, it can be diagnosed with lab tests and bone marrow biopsy. CT is often in the workup, but may not be necessary to establish the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are CT scans common to diagnose cmml?

Can docs please explain are CT scans common to diagnose cmml?

No : CT cannot diagnose CMML. CT findings associated with CMML, splenomegaly and adenopathy, can also be seen in many other disorders. ...Read more

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I was told when i had chemo and a bmt for cmml at age ten ( yes cmml) id become sterile what's the likely hood of this as i'm having irregular periods?

I was told when i had chemo and a bmt for cmml at age ten ( yes cmml) id become sterile what's the likely hood of this as i'm having irregular periods?

May not be so: Hi tiffany, there is a risk of infertility with chemotherapy but that risk increases if you get chemo when you are older. You may not be infertile. Please use contraception if you do not want to get pregnant. If you want to have a child my recommendation is to just try naturally first before having any invasive testing. ...Read more

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I had cmml age 10 (yes cmml) my mom, grandma , and grandpa all had other types of cancer, bresat, lung, colon when should start get screened for them?

I had cmml age 10 (yes cmml) my mom, grandma , and grandpa all had other types of cancer, bresat, lung, colon when should start get screened for them?

Find a goodInternist: With your past cancer history, you need to have a regular annual check up with a primary care doctor(in case you do not already do so). An internist would be the best. He/she can do annual screening for you and monitor your health and guide you as to how to take good care of your health as you do have some risk of adult cancers although it is difficult to make any predictions. ...Read more