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Leukaemia, chronic myeloid

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Introduction
Find everything you need to know about Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, with links to other useful resources.
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. The DNA
Diagnosing chronic myeloid leukaemia
Suspected cases of chronic leukaemia are usually first detected after a blood test, which has often been carried out in order to diagnose another, unrelated
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 leukaemia. There are two reason for this: The lack of healthy