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What are the symptoms of the blast phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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If you are in the blast phase of chronic myelogenous leukemia, you may feel tired all the time and be short of breath. You may not want to eat very much and lose weight. You may also have a:

  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Bone pain
  • Pain in your belly
  • Large spleen

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "CML Phases."

American Cancer Society: "Treating Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "What Is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?" "Targeted Therapies for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid -- CML: Phases," "Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid -- CML: Symptoms and Signs."

Merck Manual: "Basophilic Disorders."

National Cancer Institute: "Philadelphia chromosome."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 01, 2019

SOURCES:

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: "CML Phases."

American Cancer Society: "Treating Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "What Is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?" "Targeted Therapies for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia."

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid -- CML: Phases," "Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid -- CML: Symptoms and Signs."

Merck Manual: "Basophilic Disorders."

National Cancer Institute: "Philadelphia chromosome."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on July 01, 2019

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