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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Version 1.2014
Part 2: Testing for chronic myelogenous leukemia
2.1 – General health tests
Describes a medical history and a physical
exam.
2.2 – Blood and bone marrow tests
Describes the removal of blood and bone
marrow from your body for testing.
2.3 – Lab tests
Describes the lab tests performed on samples of
blood and bone marrow to check for signs of chronic
myelogenous leukemia.
2.4 – Tools
Lists helpful webpages along with questions
about testing to ask your doctor.
Treatment planning starts with testing. The tests used
for chronic myelogenous leukemia are described on the
next pages. Many of the tests used to confirm (diagnose)
chronic myelogenous leukemia and plan treatment are
also used to check how well treatment is working. This
information can help you use the treatment guide in
Part 5. It may also help you know what to expect during
testing. Not every person with chronic myelogenous
leukemia will receive every test listed.
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