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?
A complete blood picture with a bone marrow test are usually enough to diagnose this oncologycondition. FISH test and CT scan may also be recommended.
HOW IS CHRONIC MYELOID LEUKEMIA TREATED?
To begin with, the Oncologist will prescribe tyrosine kinase inhibitors like Dasatinib, Imatinib, and Nilotinib. Further, Chemotherapy as well as biological therapy may be required for treatment. Also, some patients may find a cure with stem cell transplants.
DID YOU KNOW?
The most likely cause of CML is exposure to radiation.