How to Treat Chronic Myeloid Leukemia?

Q:
How to treat chronic myeloid leukemia?

A:
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a type of cancer that progresses slowly. The treatment your doctor advises depends on in which stage your CML is. Among others, targeted therapy drugs tend to be the primary treatment your doctor advises.

Other treatments include:

  • Interferon
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery
  • Stem cell transplant

These treatments are used to kill the abnormal BCR-ABL gene in the blood cells. The abnormal BCR-ABL gene accelerates the growth of cancer cells. Although sometimes not all cancer cells are killed, it still effectively restrain the disease from progressing.

 

Keywords: chronic myeloid leukemia treatment; chronic myeloid leukemia treatments

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