Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Chronic myelogenous leukemia can often be treated with:
- Other drug therapy
- Biological therapy
- High-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplant
- Donor lymphocyte infusion
(Click Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment for more information.)
The prognosis and treatment options for chronic myelogenous leukemia will depend on the:
- Person's age
- Phase of CML
- Amount of blasts in the blood or bone marrow
- Size of the spleen at diagnosis
- Person's general health.
Important Points to Remember
Key information about chronic myelogenous leukemia includes the following:
- Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a disease in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells.
- Possible signs of CML include tiredness, night sweats, and fever.
- Most people with chronic myelogenous leukemia have a genetic mutation called the Philadelphia chromosome.
- Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow are used to detect and diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia.
- Factors that can affect a person's prognosis and treatment include things such as age, the phase of the leukemia, and the amount of blasts in the blood or bone marrow.
- The American Cancer Society estimated that 2,550 men and 1,950 women would be diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia in 2006.
(Click CML Statistics for more information.)