There are a lot of ways to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) that can help bring your disease under control. To find the best one for you, you'll work closely with a specialist called a hematologist-oncologist, a doctor with special training in blood diseases such as leukemia.
The goal is to destroy cells that contain the BCR-ABL gene, which leads to too many abnormal white blood cells.
Coenzyme Q10 (commonly known as CoQ10) is a compound that is made naturally in the body. The body uses it for cell growth and to protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer (see Question 1).
Animal studies have shown that CoQ10 helps the immune system work better and makes the body better able to resist certain infections and types of cancer (see Question 5).
Clinical trials have shown that CoQ10 helps protect the heart from the damaging side effects of doxorubicin, a drug...
Your doctor will decide on a treatment plan based on the stage of your disease. He'll likely start you off with a type of drug called a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). It blocks a protein called tyrosine kinase, which is made by the BCR-ABL gene and plays a role in the growth of abnormal blood cells.