Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

What Is CML?

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. CML is usually diagnosed in its chronic phase when treatment is very effective for most patients.

What You Should Know

  • CML is one of four main types of leukemia.
  • Hematologists and oncologists are specialists who treat people who have CML or other types of blood cancer.
  • Most CML patients are treated with daily oral drug therapy.

What You Should Do

  • Talk with your doctor about your diagnostic tests and what the results mean.
  • Make sure your doctor continually monitors your response to medication, which is essential to bringing your CML under control.
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