NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - page 20

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Version 1.2014
1.1 What are blood cells?
2 4 Tools
Webpages
American Cancer Society
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
National Cancer Institute
• Cancer tests are used to plan treatment and check how well treatment is working.
• To confirm if you have CML, a sample of blood and/or bone marrow must be removed
from your body for testing.
• The removal of tissue from your body for testing is called a biopsy.
• Cytogenetic tests check for abnormal changes in chromosomes, such as the
Philadelphia chromosome.
• QPCR is a very sensitive test that detects and measures the
BCR-ABL
gene.
• Blood tests check for signs of CML in the blood.
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