The possible symptoms of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and when to see your doctor.

Risks and causes

Find out about the possible causes of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).


There are 2 main groups of leukaemia - acute and chronic leukaemia. They are then grouped by the type of white blood cell that is affected.


The staging of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is described in phases. The phase of your CML helps your doctor to decide which treatment you need.


Find out about survival for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Getting diagnosed

Your GP will ask you about your symptoms and might arrange an urgent blood test or refer you to a specialist.


Your treatment depends on the phase of your leukaemia, your general health, your age and level of fitness.

Living with CML

Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is often a slowly developing condition. Treatment can keep it under control for many years. Find out how to live with it and what support's available.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research and clinical trials looking at chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Last reviewed: 
21 Mar 2018

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