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About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML): a disease in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells

    Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a slowly progressing disease in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells. Signs and symptoms of CML include fever, night sweats, and tiredness. CML usually occurs during or after middle age, and rarely occurs in children. Most people with CML have a gene mutation (change) called the Philadelphia chromosome.

    Learn about chronic myelogenous leukemia, and find information on how we support and care for people with CML before, during, and after treatment.

    The following information is from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).


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