Chronic myeloid leukemia

myeloid leukemia that is characterized by over production of white blood cells

Chronic myeloid leukemia is a chronic (slowly progressive) form of leukemia. It can be treated with Gleevec (Imatinib).[1] Other treatments that are sometimes used include Interferon.[1] Hydroxyurea has also been used,[2] as has Busulfan.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chronic myelogenous leukemia - Symptoms and causes". Mayo Clinic.
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