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?
The doctor may do more tests to confirm the diagnosis, such as
• Physical and medical test
• Complete blood count.
• Bone marrow test
• FISH test (fluorescence in situ hybridization).
• Ultrasound or CT scans.
• Polymerase chain reaction test
HOW IS CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA TREATED?
The goal of the treatment is to destroy the leukaemia blood cells in the body and restore healthy ones to a normal level. It's usually not possible to get rid of all the bad cells. The treatment for CML may include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, stem cell transplant and/or immunotherapy along with medication for management.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stem cell transplant should be done with a donor from the same ethnic background.