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What should I know about chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Chronic myelogenous leukemia is often a slow-growing form of cancer. It's hard to get rid of, but many people live long lives with it.

Once you're diagnosed, you should see a hematologist-oncologist. That's a doctor with special training in blood diseases, especially cancer. He'll come up with a treatment plan for you.

Always feel free to get a second opinion from another doctor.

From: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia," "Choosing a Blood Cancer Specialist or Treatment Center." 

American Cancer Society: “Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous),” “Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "How is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Found?"

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 1, 2018

SOURCES:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia," "Choosing a Blood Cancer Specialist or Treatment Center." 

American Cancer Society: “Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous),” “Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "How is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Found?"

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

FDA.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 1, 2018

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