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Blood cancer (chronic myeloid leukaemia) causes symptoms treatment
Description of Blood cancer (Chronic myeloid leukaemia)
Leukemia is cancer of the white blood cells. White blood cells help your body fight infection. Your blood cells form in your bone marrow. In leukemia, the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells. These cells crowd out the healthy blood cells, making it hard for blood to do its work. In chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), there are too many granulocytes, a type of white blood cell.
Most people with CML have a gene mutation (change) called the Philadelphia chromosome.
Signs and Symptoms
Sometimes CML does not cause any symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include:1. Fatigue2. Weight loss3. Night sweats4. Fever5. Pain or a feeling of fullness below the ribs on the left side
Tests that examine the blood and bone marrow diagnose CML.
Treatments include, 1. Chemotherapy2. Stem cell transplant3. Infusion of donated white blood cells following stem cell transplants4. Surgery to remove the spleen5. Biologic and targeted therapies. NIH: National Cancer InstituteAccording to dictionary definition