Chronic myelogenous leukemia

A slowly progressing, uncommon type of blood cell cancer that begins in bone marrow.


Chronic myelogenous leukemia typically affects older adults. It's caused by a chromosome mutation that occurs spontaneously. Doctors aren't sure what causes the mutation.


Symptoms include easy bleeding, feeling run-down or tired, fever, weight loss, pale skin, and night sweats.


Treatments include targeted drugs, stem cell transplant, chemotherapy, and biological therapy.

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