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Chronic myeloid leukaemia


Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is a rare type of cancer affecting the bone marrow and white blood cells.

Symptoms of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) can include feeling tired, bleeding or bruising easily, looking paler than usual and getting ill a lot.

It's not clear what causes chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). You may be more likely to get it if you're aged 65 or older.

Tests to check for chronic myeloid leukaemia include blood tests and taking a sample of your bone marrow (biopsy) for testing.

Treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) may include targeted medicines, chemotherapy or a stem cell transplant.

If you have chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), you can get support from your specialist team, and charities like Blood Cancer UK and Macmillan.

Page last reviewed: 01/01/1970
Next review due: 01/01/1970