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Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous


Synonyms of Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
  • CGL
  • Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • GML

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Chronic myelogenous leukemia is a rare myeloproliferative disorder characterized by the excessive development of white blood cells in the spongy tissue found inside large bones of the body (bone marrow), spleen, liver and blood. As the disease progresses, the leukemic cells invade other areas of the body including the intestinal tract, kidneys, lungs, gonads and lymph nodes.

    There are two phases to chronic myelogenous leukemia. The first phase, or chronic phase, is characterized by a slow, progressive overproduction of white blood cells. An advanced phase is called the acute phase or blast crisis. At this point, over 50 percent of the cells in the bone marrow are immature malignant cells (blast cells or promelocytes). In the acute phase, the leukemia is very aggressive and does not respond well to therapy. Approximately 85 percent of all individuals with chronic myelogenous leukemia enter the acute phase.
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    Organizations related to Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous
    • American Cancer Society, Inc.
      1599 Clifton Road NE
      Atlanta GA 30329
      Phone #: 404-320-3333
      800 #: 800-227-2345
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.org
    • CMPD Education Foundation
      PO Box 4758
      Scottsdale AZ 85261
      Phone #: 480-443-1975
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: jniblack@mpdinfo.org
      Home page: http://www.mpdinfo.org
    • Cancer Research UK
      PO Box 123
      London Intl WC2A 3PX
      Phone #: 020--72-42 0200
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk
    • Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
      Medical College of Wisconsin
      Milwaukee WI 53226
      Phone #: 414-456-8325
      800 #: --
      e-mail: mnugent@hpi.mcw.edu
      Home page: http://www.ibmtr.org;
    • Children's Leukemia Research Association
      585 Stewart Avenue
      Garden City NY 11530
      Phone #: 516-222-1944
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.childrensleukemia.org/index.html
    • Friends of Cancer Research
      2231 Crystal Drive
      Arlington VA 22202
      Phone #: 703-302-1503
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@focr.org
      Home page: http://www.focr.org
    • Lance Armstrong Foundation
      PO Box 161550
      Austin TX 78716-1150
      Phone #: 512-236-8820
      800 #: 866-235-7205
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.livestrong.org
    • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
      1311 Mamaroneck Ave
      White Plains NY 10605
      Phone #: 914-949-5213
      800 #: 800-955-4572
      e-mail: infocenter@LLS.org
      Home page: http://www.LLS.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Myeloproliferative Disease Support and Free Daily Email Digest
      2011 Flagler Ave.
      Key West FL 33040
      Phone #: 305-295-4444
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: roberttollen@gmail.com or mensabrain@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.MPDSUPPORT.ORG
    • Myeloproliferative Mailing List (MPD-SUPPORT-L)
      3706 North Roosevelt Blvd.
      Key West FL 44030
      Phone #: 305-295-4444
      800 #: --
      e-mail: lov2laf@bellsouth.net
      Home page: http://www.mpdsupport.org
    • National Cancer Institute
      6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
      Bethesda MD 20892-8322
      Phone #: 301-435-3848
      800 #: 800-422-6237
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.cancer.gov
    • OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
      3400 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia PA 19104-4283
      Phone #: 215-349-5445
      800 #: --
      e-mail: editors@oncolink.upenn.edu
      Home page: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu
    • Rare Cancer Alliance
      1649 North Pacana Way
      Green Valley AZ 85614
      Phone #: 520-625-5495
      800 #: --
      e-mail: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
      Home page: http://www.rare-cancer.org
    • UCSF Hemophilia Treatment Center
      400 Parnassus Ave.
      San Francisco CA 94143
      Phone #: 415-353-2986
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/blood/hemophilia/index.html
    • Wellness Community
      919 18th Street N.W.
      Washington DC 20006
      Phone #: 202-659-9709
      800 #: 888-793-9355
      e-mail: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
      Home page: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org



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