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What are some treatments for chronic myeloid lukemia?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: See below...

First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist.
To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually necessary like for any other type of leukemia; however, there is also a special drug that is central in the chronic treatment of cml, namely Gleevec (imatinib), with a specific benefit in this type of leukemia.

In brief: See below...

First of all, the treatment for any type of leukemia should be coordinated by a hematologist/oncologist.
To answer your question, chemotherapy is usually necessary like for any other type of leukemia; however, there is also a special drug that is central in the chronic treatment of cml, namely Gleevec (imatinib), with a specific benefit in this type of leukemia.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Usually pills

There are a few specific drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors that were designed specifically for the genetic changes that are part of cml.
These drugs are pills that control but don't cure the leukemia for most patients.

In brief: Usually pills

There are a few specific drugs called tyrosine kinase inhibitors that were designed specifically for the genetic changes that are part of cml.
These drugs are pills that control but don't cure the leukemia for most patients.
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