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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Staging

Know the signs and symptoms of chronic myeloid leukemia. Find out how CML is tested for, diagnosed, and staged. 

Detection and Diagnosis

Finding cancer early, before it has spread, often allows for more treatment options. Some early cancers may have signs and symptoms that can be noticed, but that's not always the case.

Phases and Outlook (Prognosis)

After diagnosis, determining the phase of CML provides important information about the likely response to treatment.

Questions to Ask About CML

Here are some questions you can ask your cancer care team to help you better understand your CML diagnosis and treatment options.