NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia - page 9

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Version 1.2014
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1.3 Symptoms of chronic myelogenous leukemia
Because CML is a slow-growing cancer, many people do not have symptoms
of CML when it is first found (diagnosed) by a doctor. A symptom is a physical
sign of a disease.
Possible symptoms that may be caused by CML include:
• Feeling unusually tired,
• Unexplained weight loss,
• Unusual sweating at night,
• Fever,
• Pale skin, and
• Pain or a feeling of fullness on the upper, left side of the belly area
(abdomen) under the ribs.
However, these symptoms may be caused by other health conditions.
Blood stem cell:
immature cell from which
other types of blood cells
Bone marrow:
The soft,
sponge-like tissue in the
center of most bones
where blood cells are made
strands of bundles of coded
instructions in cells for
making and controlling cells
Set of coded
instructions in cells for
making and controlling cells
Type of blood cell
that helps control bleeding
Red blood cell:
of blood cell that carries
oxygen from the lungs to
the rest of the body
White blood cell:
A type
of cell that helps fight
infections in the body
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