Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia is sometimes misdiagnosed as Myelodysplastic Neoplasms

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Myelodysplastic Neoplasms, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia.

CML is usually a slow developing condition that can be kept in check for many years with treatment, Targeted therapy can be very beneficial and can keep the cancer in remission for many years. Cure is only possible though via a bone marrow transplant. Diagnosis starts with a physical exam as well as a complete blood count to check if there are any abnormalities in the results. Bone marrow tests are used to confirm diagnosis.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Fatigue, fever, weakness, night sweats, weight loss, bone pain, belly pain, feeling full easily, enlarged spleen

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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