What is chronic myeloid leukemia?
Chronic myeloid leukemia is when leukemia starts in the early forms of myelocytes. It starts in cells that normally help the body fight infections.
This is an uncommon form of leukemia and is slow-moving.
Chronic myeloid leukemia treatment
Our quality blood cancer treatment programs coupled with improvements in targeted chemotherapies offer bright hope for remission or cure. Our treatment teams will compassionately guide you through all stages of your leukemia care.
Your cancer treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of chronic myeloid leukemia, and personal preferences. Chronic myeloid leukemia treatment options may include:
- Radiation therapy
- Bone marrow transplant
- Stem cell transplant
- Target therapy
- Pain management
- Clinical trials (when appropriate)
Find cancer support
We have an entire network of support resources designed just for you across Texas—from diagnosis to after you finish cancer treatment. Whether it’s coordinating your care or connecting you with other survivors, we’ll arm you with support for your fight.
Get started today by contacting a patient navigator or exploring one of our many programs.
Specialized centers for leukemia care
The Blood Cancer Research and Treatment Center
Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is one of few specialized centers nationally. The center combines the expertise of a multidisciplinary physician team on the medical staff.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple
The Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple offers an integrated care team for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, including hematologist/oncologists, hepatopathologists and cytogeneticists on the medical staff.
Visit Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple