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Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

CML affects about 70 people in Ireland each year. It is more common in men than women.

CML is treated with targeted therapies, chemotherapy, steroid therapy and stem cell transplants, depending on the type.

What is chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)?

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is a slow-growing type of leukaemia (cancer of the blood) which affects myeloid white blood cells. The cancer can stop the white blood cells working properly. This can leave you more at risk of infection or feeling tired and weak. How CML affects you depends on which phase it is in.

With the right medication, many people with CML have no symptoms and can lead a normal life.

More information about a CML diagnosis

More information about CML treatment

Treatment for CML includes targeted therapies, chemotherapy, steroid therapy and stem cell transplants. For more information about treatments for CML, visit our treatment page. For specific information use the links below.

Coping with CML treatment and side-effects

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Our cancer support section contains information and advice on coping with cancer for diagnosed patients and their loved ones.

Publications about CML
Cover of chronic myeloid leukaemia booklet
Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) booklet
Information for chronic myeloid leukaemia patients, including treatment and tips on living with a blood cancer.

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