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How should I treat chronic myelogenous leukemia?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree
In brief: By oncologist
This is a somewhat indolent form of leukemia which responds to treatment and can be carried for many years without major illenss.
You could only have known about this if you had a bone marrow and blood test from your oncologist whose recommendations i would continue to follow.

In brief: By oncologist
This is a somewhat indolent form of leukemia which responds to treatment and can be carried for many years without major illenss.
You could only have known about this if you had a bone marrow and blood test from your oncologist whose recommendations i would continue to follow.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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.
Dr. Agos Luca
Dr. Agos Luca
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: CML
CML is associated with philadelphia chromosome that result in the abnormal bcr-abl fusion gene.
This becomes the target of treatment in cml. Oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (tki) is the treatment of cml. The 1st generation is gleevec. Other tki that is more specific to block the bcr/abl fusion gene also available- sprycel and tasigna (nilotinib). Bone marrow transplant is available only for specific case.

In brief: CML
CML is associated with philadelphia chromosome that result in the abnormal bcr-abl fusion gene.
This becomes the target of treatment in cml. Oral tyrosine kinase inhibitor (tki) is the treatment of cml. The 1st generation is gleevec. Other tki that is more specific to block the bcr/abl fusion gene also available- sprycel and tasigna (nilotinib). Bone marrow transplant is available only for specific case.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
please see your doctor and discuss it in detail
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