Leukemia, Chronic Myelogenous

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • CGL
  • Chronic Granulocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myelocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • GML

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

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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Resources

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Avenue
Suite 310
White Plains, NY 10605
Tel: (914)949-5213
Fax: (914)949-6691
Tel: (800)955-4572
Email: infocenter@LLS.org
Internet: http://www.LLS.org

American Cancer Society, Inc.
1599 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
USA
Tel: (404)320-3333
Tel: (800)227-2345
TDD: (866)228-4327
Internet: http://www.cancer.org

National Cancer Institute
6116 Executive Blvd, MSC 8322, Room 3036A
Bethesda, MD 20892-8322
USA
Tel: (301)435-3848
Tel: (800)422-6237
TDD: (800)332-8615
Internet: http://www.cancer.gov

Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Tel: (414)456-8325
Fax: (414)456-6530
Email: mnugent@hpi.mcw.edu
Internet: http://www.ibmtr.org; http://www.cibmtr.org

OncoLink: The University of Pennsylvania Cancer Center Resource
3400 Spruce Street
2 Donner
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
USA
Tel: (215)349-5445
Fax: (215)349-5445
Email: editors@oncolink.upenn.edu
Internet: http://www.oncolink.upenn.edu

Children's Leukemia Research Association
585 Stewart Avenue, Suite 18
Garden City, NY 11530
Tel: (516)222-1944
Fax: (516)222-0457
Email: info@childrensleukemia.org
Internet: http://www.childrensleukemia.org

Myeloproliferative Mailing List (MPD-SUPPORT-L)
3706 North Roosevelt Blvd.
Key West, FL 44030
USA
Tel: (305)295-4444
Fax: (305)295-3335
Email: lov2laf@bellsouth.net
Internet: http://www.mpdsupport.org

Cancer Research UK
PO Box 123
Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, Intl WC2A 3PX
United Kingdom
Tel: 020-7242 0200
Fax: 020-7269 3100
Internet: http://www.imperialcancer.co.uk

Rare Cancer Alliance
1649 North Pacana Way
Green Valley, AZ 85614
USA
Tel: (520)625-5495
Fax: (615)526-4921
Email: sharon.lane@rare-cancer.org
Internet: http://www.rare-cancer.org

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: ordr@od.nih.gov
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/Default.aspx

CMPD Education Foundation
233 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 375
Chicago, IL 60606
Tel: (312)683-7243
Fax: (312)332-0840
Email: ian.sweet@homemail.com.au
Internet: http://www.mpdinfo.org

Friends of Cancer Research
2231 Crystal Drive
Suite 200
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: (703)302-1503
Fax: (703)302-1568
Email: info@focr.org
Internet: http://www.focr.org

UCSF Hemophilia Treatment Center
400 Parnassus Ave.
First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: (415)353-2986
Fax: (415)353-2600
Internet: http://www.ucsfhealth.org/adult/medical_services/blood/hemophilia/index.html

Wellness Community
919 18th Street N.W.
Suite 54
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202)659-9709
Fax: (202)659-9301
Tel: (888)793-9355
Email: help@thewellnesscommunity.org
Internet: http://www.thewellnesscommunity.org

Lance Armstrong Foundation
2201 E. Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78702
Tel: (512)236-8820
Fax: (512)236-8482
Tel: (877)236-8820
Email: media@livestrong.org
Internet: http://www.livestrong.org

Myeloproliferative Disease Support and Free Daily Email Digest
2011 Flagler Ave.
Key West, FL 33040
USA
Tel: (305)295-4444
Email: listserv@listserv.aol.com
Internet: http://www.mpdsupport.org/

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