NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
About this booklet
Learning that you have cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this booklet is to
help you get the best cancer treatment. It has a step-by-step guide of the tests and
treatments recommended by experts in chronic myelogenous leukemia.
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) to improve the care of patients with cancer. One of its
aims is to raise funds to create a library of booklets for patients. Learn more about
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The source of the information
NCCN is a not-for-profit network of 23 of the world’s leading cancer centers.
Experts from NCCN have written treatment guidelines for chronic myelogenous
leukemia doctors. These treatment guidelines suggest what the best practice is
for cancer care. The information in this patient booklet is based on the guidelines
written for doctors. For more information, visit
For more information
This booklet focuses on the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia. NCCN
also offers patient booklets on breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer, as well as many
other cancer types. Visit
for the full library of booklets as well as
additional patient and caregiver resources.
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