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Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Chronic myelogenous leukemia: Introduction

Chronic myelogenous leukemia: A slow-growing cancer of the white blood cells where the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells which eventually invade various parts of the body. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chronic myelogenous leukemia is available below.

Symptoms of Chronic myelogenous leukemia

Treatments for Chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Tyrosinase kinase inhibitors - Imatinib, Dasatinib, and Nilotinib. Imatinib is the first line therapy for many people, and those unsuitable for stem cell transplantation
  • Stem Cell transplantation- peripheral or bone marrow
  • Chemotherapy - used when tyrosine kinase inhibitors stop working or with stem cell transplantation
  • Interferon - used when other drugs don't work, or when they can't be used, such as in pregnancy
  • Radiotherapy - rarely used to shrink splenomegaly or treat enlarged nodes
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Chronic myelogenous leukemia

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Definitions of Chronic myelogenous leukemia:

Chronic myelogenous leukemia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Chronic myelogenous leukemia, or a subtype of Chronic myelogenous leukemia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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