Understanding chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

Find out about leukaemia (sometimes spelt as leukemia), your blood and what CML is.

  • What is CML?

    Chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) is a rare type of cancer. It causes the body to make too many white blood cells.

  • The blood

    To understand chronic myeloid leukaemia, it helps to understand a bit about your blood.

  • Symptoms of CML

    Not everyone has symptoms. Any symptoms that occur are usually mild and similar to common illnesses such as flu.