Journal of Leukemia

Journal of Leukemia
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ISSN: 2329-6917

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Chronic Myleloid Leukemia

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is a type of cancer that starts in certain blood-forming cells of the bone marrow. In CML, a genetic change takes place in an early (immature) version of myeloid cells - the cells that make red blood cells, platelets, and most types of white blood cells (except lymphocytes). This change forms an abnormal gene called BCR-ABL, which turns the cell into a CML cell.

The leukemia cells grow and divide, building up in the bone marrow and spilling over into the blood. In time, the cells can also settle in other parts of the body, including the spleen. CML is a fairly slow growing leukemia, but it can also change into a fast-growing acute leukemia that is hard to treat. Most cases of CML occur in adults, but very rarely it occurs in children, too. In general, their treatment is the same as for adults.This primarily affects adults and occurs in about 6,000 people every year in the U.S.

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