Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), also known as chronic myelogenous leukemia, is a type of cancer that starts in the blood-forming cells of the bone marrow and invades the blood. Only about 10% of leukemias are CML.
Whether you’re worried about developing chronic myeloid leukemia, making decisions about treatment, or trying to stay well after treatment, we can help. Find detailed information in our Detailed Guide, or get a shorter, simpler version in our Overview Guide.
Learn about the causes of chronic myeloid leukemia and what you might be able to do to help lower your risk.
If you are facing chronic myeloid leukemia, we can help you learn about your treatment options and possible side effects, and point you to information and services to help you get through treatment and live well afterward.
The American Cancer Society is committed to relentlessly pursuing the answers that will save lives from leukemia. In fact, the Society has been a part of nearly every major cancer research breakthrough in recent history.
Facing leukemia? Connect with patients, survivors, and caregivers through the American Cancer Society's online community, Cancer Survivors Network.
Read the latest developments in chronic myeloid leukemia.