What is chronic myelogenous leukemia?

Also known as: chronic myeloid leukemia, CML

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a rare cancer of the blood in children where over time, too many immature white blood cells (granulocytes) form because of an abnormality in the normal maturation process of the cell. These young cells collect in large numbers in the bone marrow and crowd out other needed cells with a variety of side effects.


Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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