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What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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 chromosomal injury, the philadelphia chromosome. New drugs (tkis) target this damage and reliably produce remissions in early stage patients that often are long lasting.

In brief: 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 chromosomal injury, the philadelphia chromosome. New drugs (tkis) target this damage and reliably produce remissions in early stage patients that often are long lasting.
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a type of leukemia, which is a type of blood cancer.
Like other chronic leukemias, CML is not particularly aggressive and can be successfully treated in most patients.

In brief: See below...

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a type of leukemia, which is a type of blood cancer.
Like other chronic leukemias, CML is not particularly aggressive and can be successfully treated in most patients.
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