What is Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia?

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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

Of the four main types of leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) isn’t as frequently diagnosed. This Web guide points you to helpful sites that describe CML, including its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. You’ll also learn where to find support online, and how to connect with others who are battling the disease.

What is Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia?

CML develops in a person’s bone marrow with a change in just one stem cell. Children and adults can develop CML but a majority of cases occur in adults. Use this section to get an overview of CML including its signs, symptoms and causes.

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  • If you decide to do more research on CML, try using the terms chronic myeloid leukemia and chronic granulocytic leukemia, the disease’s alternate names.

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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Diagnosis and Treatment

Those who have been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia have a number of treatment options, including new approaches that are currently being tested. Read about the conventional and experimental treatment options available in this section.

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  • If you conduct Web research on CML beyond this guide, be sure to use Web sites that provide credible medical information. The Web sites listed in this guide are all maintained by respected health care organizations or are sites created by patients based on their own experiences.

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Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Support

CML isn’t a common disease; according to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, about 21,000 people are living with CML in the United States. The Web is a good place to connect with other people around the world who are coping with the disease.

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  • There aren’t many forums specifically for chronic myelogenous leukemia, but there are forums with sections devoted to leukemia. Start with the support resources included in the findingDulcinea Leukemia Web Guide.

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