What is Chronic Myeloid leukemia | Awareness by Dr. Rahul Kulkarni - Oncologist in Pune

Dr. Rahul Kulkarni - Oncologist in Pune

Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is a form of slowly progressing blood cancer.

CML is caused due to reciprocal translocation between Chr 9 and Chr 22 leading to formation of Philadelphia Chromosome'.

Diagnosis of CML can be done easily on simple Peripheral blood smear and confirmed with Bone marrow examination and FISH testing for Philadelphia Chromosome.

CML can be treated by simple oral targeted therapy tablets like Imatinib which has revolutionized treatment of CML since last 20 years..!!

All Blood Cancers are not the same... Don't be Afraid.Consult your Oncologist!


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