Chronic myelogenous Leukemia (CML) is a form of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. It begins in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and which later spreads to the blood. Eventually, the disease spreads to other areas of the body. Signs and symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukaemia include fever, night sweats, and tiredness.
HOW IS CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA DIAGNOSED?
An oncologist diagnoses chronic myeloid Leukemia by the following tests:
2. Biopsy of the bone marrow or tissues
3. genetic testing
HOW IS CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA TREATED?
Treatments are directed towards removal of cancer cells from the body and restore healthy ones to a normal state. Treatment during the chronic stage helps in limiting the spread of the disease to other parts of the body. Drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are given at this stage. If the disease is not contained with TKIs, then chemotherapy, stem cell transplant are other treatment options.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2004, encouraging but mixed results of vaccination were reported with the BCR/ablp210 fusion protein in patients with stable disease