NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

18 NCCN Guidelines for Patients ® : Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, 2018 2 Testing for CML Review Hepatitis panel Hepatitis B can be an important factor in the treatment of CML. Hepatitis B can become active again due to the cancer or some of its treatments. Thus, tell your treatment team if you’ve ever been infected with hepatitis. If you’re unsure, testing is advised. A sample of your blood is needed for testing. Review † † A medical history is a report of all health events in your lifetime. It will include questions about your family’s health, too. † † Your doctor will examine your body for signs of disease. He or she will touch parts of your body to see if anything feels abnormal. † † Blood tests assess the parts of your blood. Your doctor will use the blood results to help decide if and what type of disease is present. † † A bone marrow exam removes bone and marrow for testing. † † Genetic tests assess for abnormal changes in chromosomes and genes. Results can help your doctor identify a disease and plan treatment. † † Testing for hepatitis B may be done since it can become active again.