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What is Chronic Myelomonocytic Leukemia?

Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML) is a type of blood and bone marrow cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many abnormal blood cells, including monocytes (a type of white blood cell). The monocytes may also have an abnormal shape or size (dysplastic).

Dr. Eric Padron, a CMML expert from Moffitt Cancer Center, uses a number of real life case studies to help you understand CMML and its treatment. He explains CMML, discusses possible causes and defines symptoms you might experience. Dr. Padron also covers treatment options which includes drug therapies approved to treat CMML, such as chemotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and clinical trials. 

By the end of this program, you will be able to understand:

  • Your treatment options as well as the advances in CMML treatment, particularly bone marrow transplants in older CMML patients
  • The relationship between MDS and CMML
  • How to take an active role in your care