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). Other treatments that are sometimes used include Interferon. Hydroxyurea has also been used, as has Busulfan.
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