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Chronic myeloid leukaemia

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Introduction
Leukaemia is cancer of the white blood cells. Chronic leukaemia means the condition progresses slowly over many years
Symptoms of chronic myeloid leukaemia
There are three stages of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML), which are outlined below
Causes of chronic myeloid leukaemia
Chronic leukaemia begins with an alteration to the structure of the DNA found in the stem cells that are responsible for producing white blood cells.
Diagnosing chronic myeloid leukaemia
Suspected cases of chronic leukaemia are usually first detected after a routine blood test, during tests for another condition.
Treating chronic myeloid leukaemia
Chronic leukaemia is a complex condition so it is usually treated by a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare specialists working together.
Complications of chronic myeloid leukaemia
Being immunocompromised (having a weakened immune system) is a common complication of chronic myeloid leukaemia.