NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - page 10

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Version 1.2014
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American Cancer Society
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National Cancer Institute
• White blood cells fight disease and infections in the body.
• Blood cells are made in the soft tissue in the center of bones called bone marrow.
• CML is a leukemia that grows slowly and causes too many white blood cells to form.
• People with CML have the Philadelphia chromosome.
• The Philadelphia chromosome contains the
BCR-ABL
gene.
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