Leukemia: Chronic Myelomonocytic

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Treating Leukemia - Chronic Myelomonocytic (CMML) TOPICS

How is chronic myelomonocytic leukemia treated?

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General treatment information about chronic myelomonocytic leukemia

Treatment of chronic myelomonocytic (MY-eh-loh-MAH-noh-SIH-tik) leukemia (CMML) is based on how severe the disease is, as well as the patient’s age and health. Patients with CMML are treated by specialists such as hematologists or oncologists.

Treatment for CMML may include:

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Last Medical Review: 01/19/2014
Last Revised: 03/21/2014