World Day of Patients Suffering from CML (Chronic Myeloid Leukemia)
September 22 is celebrated all over the world Day of patients suffering from CML. The purpose of the events dedicated to this day is to remind people of the importance of early diagnosis and timely treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia. Oncologists talk about how to recognize the first manifestations of the disease, as well as what tests should be given to children if adult members of the family have been registered with this disease.
- Myelogenous leukemia is a malignant disease that affects the bone marrow. As a result of this process, an excessive amount of pathological myeloid cells is formed and accumulates in the blood.
This type of leukemia is registered in acute and chronic form. The latter accounts for approximately 20% of diseases.
Doctors insist that it is possible to detect CML at an early age with the help of an examination for damage to chromosomes. A typical feature is the presence of a “Philadelphia” chromosome.