NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
American Cancer Society
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
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
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