NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
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Questions about testing to ask your doctor
• What tests will I have? How often will I be tested?
• Where will the tests take place? Will I have to go to the hospital?
• How long will it take? Will I be awake?
• Will it hurt? Will I need anesthesia?
• What are the risks? What are the chances of infection or bleeding afterward?
• How do I prepare for testing? Should I not take aspirin? Should I not eat
• Should I bring a list of my medications? Should I bring someone with me?
• How long will it take for me to recover? Will I be given an antibiotic or other
• If a biopsy is done, will I get a copy of the results?
• How often will I have bone marrow tests? Will you remove the sample of bone
marrow from the hip or from another bone?
• How soon will I know the test results and who will explain them to me?
• Who will talk with me about the next steps? When?
Starting point to
which future test results are
set of instructions in cells,
formed when the
genes join (fuse)
Abnormal protein that
causes too many white
blood cells to be made
instructions in cells for
making and controlling cells
a type of white blood cell
called a lymphocyte
Referring to a
type of white blood cell
called a granulocyte