Find out about screening for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).
No screening available
There is no national screening programme because:
- this condition is very rare, so many people would have unnecessary tests
- the benefits don't outweigh the costs
What screening is
Screening means testing people for early stages of an illness before they have any symptoms. For screening to be useful the tests:
- must be reliable at picking up the illness
- must be simple and quick
- overall must do more good than harm to people taking part
Leukaemia generally is not a common condition. Talk to your GP if you think you are at higher than average risk of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).