I need to know if there is a cure for chronic myeloid leukemia (cml)?

Yes . CML used to be bad, 50% dead in 5 years. Today treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors results in 95% of patients being alive 5 years after diagnosis. So far, treatment with tkis does not seem to permanently eliminate the leukemia, requiring continued rx. A smaller proportion of patients who fail tki rx can get transplants and be truly cured, but at the risk of complications. See a good hem/onc!

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My mother is diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia (cml).\nplease advice?

CML. We have several medications now to treat this and there is typically a high response rate. The most common drug used is called imatinib but there are 2 others that are approved for first line treatment, Dasatinib and nilotinib. It also depends on the stage, chronic or blast phase. Hope this helps. Read more...

I'm having symptoms of blood cancer - how to tell if it could be chronic myeloid leukemia (cml)?

CBC. Get a blood count. Can be reviewed under the microscope. Then if felt to be abnormal, then the hematologist will obtain what is called BCR-ABL by FISH to confirm. Hope this helps. Read more...

Can you die from chronic myeloid leukemia if it is only in it's first stages?

Possible but unlikel. There have been excellent therapies for this disease with Gleevec (imatinib) and newer drugs. The data is suggesting that for many patients their survival can be close to the normal population. The drugs make the disease behave. There are a small percentage who do not respond well. Your doctor can give you precise info on your situation and how you will know that you are responding well to treatment. Read more...
Only if it advances. By definition, if you die from CML then it is not in its first stages. If the question is "Can you die from CML even if you diagnose it early?" then the answer is possibly, but current medications work extremely well for most people. Read more...

What is there to expect in the last stage of leukemia, chronic myeloid leukemia?

The last. Stage of CML is known as "blast crisis." it behaves like a treatment refractory acute myeloid leukemia. The typical survival is weeks to a few months. Read more...

Why there is increase in transcobalamin ||| in chronic myeloid leukemia?

Nobody knows. This will be abundantly clear to you after you read the last major review from Oxford, 2013. They simply gloss over the "why". http://qjmed.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2013/02/27/qjmed.hct051. Read more...

What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Marrow cancer. CML is a marrow malignancy characterized by excessive number of white blood cells with various degrees of maturation. Most CML patients have deficient number of red cells and platelets. CML responds dramatically to oral agents called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. Examples are Gleevec and Sprycel (dasatinib). Read more...

Which systems are affected by chronic myeloid leukemia?

Primarily the blood. While it is a cancer of the white blood cells, if it is not well controlled, then CML can affect the whole body by affecting your immune system and blood supply. Read more...
Depends. On the stage at diagnosis Chronic phase ( fee blasts) no symptoms usually Blast phase- can be sick with brushing, bleeding anemia , fever. Read more...

What occurs after a bone marrow transplant is needed for chronic myeloid leukemia?

Hopefully cure. CML is a major success story. About 30 years ago up until about 2000, the standard for cure was allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. Now, new drugs can achieve long term remissions of a decade or more. This is the new standard of care but despite this, when these drugs fail, bone marrow transplant is still the gold standard and still the only curative therapy. There are many complications. Read more...
Long recovery period. Depending on your condition, your donor match etc, you will likely be seen daily for a few months at the transplant center for close care, watching for infections, guarding against transplant effects, ensuring nutrition and exerecise improve. The ibmtr website and lls websites have good patient information available for this. Read more...
Long process. The first critical steps are donor finalization, transplant chemo followed by stem cell transplant. After this, recovery starts and first 100 days are important for infections, marrow recovery, potential graft vs host disease, and other complications. Gradually, immunesuppressive meds and then antibiotics are withdrawn. Booster vaccines are done from 12 mths onwards and follow up is for 5 yrs. Read more...