Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Information

What is Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia? (Definition)

(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)

According to the National Cancer Institute, chronic myelogenous leukemia (also called CML or chronic granulocytic leukemia) is a slowly progressing blood and bone marrow disease or cancer that usually occurs during or after middle age, and rarely occurs in children.  With chronic myelogenous leukemia, the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells.

Signs and symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia include fever, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, pain or a feeling of fullness below the ribs on the left side and tiredness. However, sometimes CML causes no symptoms.

Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect (find) and diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia.


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