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Chronic myeloid leukaemia

These pages are for adults with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and for people who know someone with CML. Childhood CML is rare but is treated in a similar way – the patient’s healthcare team will be able to give you more information about it.

Being told that you, or a loved one, have any type of cancer can be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to hear and there can be a lot of information to take in.

We hope these pages will help you to understand your condition and feel more in control. We’ll try to answer as many of the questions you might have as possible – from symptoms through to tests, treatment and living with CML, and where you can get support.

Every person is different, with a different medical history. So when you’re deciding what’s right for you, discuss your situation with your specialist as well as getting information from this website and other places.

Case study: Terry Hickmott's story

Terry Hickmott was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) in October 2004.

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