Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)

Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a type of leukemia in which too many white cells are produced and overtake a person’s bone marrow. There is also an abnormal chromosome present called the Philadelphia chromosome.

In CML, patients have an abnormal chromosome in their blood cells called the Philadelphia chromosome, which was discovered at Penn.

CML is chronic, slow-growing and takes longer to develop. There are some rare cases in which CML can progress into acute leukemia, which needs immediate medical attention.