Our 24/7 cancer helpline provides information and answers for people dealing with cancer. We can connect you with trained cancer information specialists who will answer questions about a cancer diagnosis and provide guidance and a compassionate ear.
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Our highly trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone and on weekdays can assist through video calls and online chat. We connect patients, caregivers, and family members with essential services and resources at every step of their cancer journey. Ask us how you can get involved and support the fight against cancer. Some of the topics we can assist with include:
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For medical questions, we encourage you to review our information with your doctor.
Doctors often group cancers into different stages based on the size of the tumor and how far the cancer has spread from the original site in the body. The stage of a cancer can help predict the outlook for a cancer. Often, the stage of a cancer is used to decide which treatment is needed.
Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a disease of the bone marrow. It cannot be staged by looking at the size of a tumor like some other cancers. Instead, CMML is split into 2 groups based on cell counts in the blood and bone marrow:
CMML-1: Blasts make up less than 5% of white cells in the blood and less than 10% of the cells in the bone marrow.
CMML-2: Blasts make up 5% to 20% of the white cells in the blood, or they make up 10% to 20% of the cells in the bone marrow.