Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)

  1. Do any of you oncologoy nurses know anything about this type of leukemia. Info like prognosis and treatment would be great.
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  3. by   globalRN
    for reliable info go to the website
    does require registration but it is free

    CML: usually older patients
    3-5 yrs without treatment

    used to do BMT as first choice
    now has oral therapy that can put
    patients in remission(get rid of the Philadelphia chromosome)
    so if patients respond to Gleevec(po drug) they don't need chemo or bmt as first line tx

    and will stay on gleevec as long as it works and side effects are manageable