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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



chronic myeloid leukemia  listen  (KRAH-nik MY-eh-loyd loo-KEE-mee-uh)

  A slowly progressing disease in which too many white blood cells (not lymphocytes) are made in the bone marrow. Also called chronic granulocytic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia, and CML.

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