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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a blood cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many white blood cells. It is a slowly progressing disease. It is usually a disease of older adults and is typically asymptomatic.

Symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Repeated episodes of fever above 100.4°F / 38°C

  • Easily fatigued

  • Feeling tired or fatigued

  • Fever

  • Sweating at night requiring change in clothing

  • Fatigue

Questions your doctor may ask to check for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia

  • Have you had repeated fevers of 100.4°F / 38°C or higher?

  • Do you get tired easily?

  • Do you feel more exhausted than usual nowadays?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you sweat so much at night that you need to change clothes?

Treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia

Treatments include chemotherapy, targeted drug therapy, stem-cell transplant, and biological therapy.

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References

  • Enright H, McGlave PB. Chronic myelogenous leukemia. Curr Opin Hematol. 1996 Jul;3(4):303-9. doi: 10.1097/00062752-199603040-00009. PMID: 9372092.

    https://journals.lww.com/co-hematology/Abstract/1996/03040/Chronic_myelogenous_leukemia.9.aspx

  • Osarogiagbon UR, McGlave PB. Chronic myelogenous leukemia. Curr Opin Hematol. 1999 Jul;6(4):241-6. doi: 10.1097/00062752-199907000-00008. PMID: 10400373.

    https://journals.lww.com/co-hematology/Abstract/1999/07000/Chronic_myelogenous_leukemia.8.aspx

  • Kalidas M, Kantarjian H, Talpaz M. Chronic myelogenous leukemia. JAMA. 2001 Aug 22-29;286(8):895-8. doi: 10.1001/jama.286.8.895. PMID: 11509034.

    https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/194118

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