Chronic myeloid leukemia

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What is chronic myeloid leukemia?

Chronic myeloid leukemia is a blood cancer where there are too many of a specific type of white blood cell called a granulocyte. CML is often see in three phases: chronic, accelerated and blast. The chronic phase may last months to years with minimal or no symptoms.

Common symptoms reported by people with chronic myeloid leukemia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with chronic myeloid leukemia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sprycel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Gleevec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Tasigna)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrea)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (1)

Data from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with chronic myeloid leukemia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Sprycel)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic myeloid leukemia (3 evaluations)
Side effects
bone pain dizziness 3 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Gleevec)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic myeloid leukemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
stomach discomfort
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Tasigna)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic myeloid leukemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hands tingling headaches in morning
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Hydrea)
Perceived effectiveness
for chronic myeloid leukemia (1 evaluation)
Side effects
anxious mood muscle spasms
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
chronic myeloid leukemia (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has chronic myeloid leukemia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 11
30s 31
40s 27
50s 44
60s 44
70+ 22
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 6
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 80
Female 102

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 78
Not Diagnosed 6

These charts show data from CML patients who have completed their condition history
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