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The symptoms of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) are often vague and are more often caused by other things. They include:
But these aren't just symptoms of CML. They can happen with other cancers, as well as with many conditions that aren't cancer.
Many of the signs and symptoms of CML occur because the leukemia cells replace the bone marrow's normal blood-making cells. As a result, people with CML don't make enough red blood cells, properly functioning white blood cells, and platelets.
The most common sign of CML is an abnormal white blood cell count. (Blood counts are discussed further in Tests for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. )
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American Society of Clinical Oncology. Leukemia - Chronic Myeloid - CML: Symptoms and Signs. 11/2016. Accessed at www.cancer.net/cancer-types/leukemia-chronic-myeloid-cml/symptoms-and-signs on May 14, 2018.
National Cancer Institute. Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)–Patient Version. March 30, 2018. Accessed at www.cancer.gov/types/leukemia/patient/cml-treatment-pdq on May 14, 2018.
Last Revised: June 19, 2018
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