(KRAHN-ik) -- Cancer of the blood-forming tissues that progresses slowly.
Bone marrow cancer that progresses slowly.
A malignant disease of the bone marrow and blood that progresses slowly and permits greater numbers of more mature, functional cells to be made. There are two major types of chronic leukemia: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). Each has several subtypes. CLL is a common type of leukemia in older adults, accounting for approximately 7,500 new cases each year. CML strikes about 4,500 persons each year.
A slowly progressing cancer that starts in blood-forming tissues such as the bone marrow, and causes large numbers of white blood cells to be produced and enter the blood stream.
(KRON-ik): Leukemia that progresses slowly.
slowly progressing leukemia
Cancer of the blood cells ( leukemia) that progresses slowly.
A slowly progressing cancer of the blood-forming tissues.
A cancer of the white blood cells. Unlike acute leukemia the cells go through all of the stages of formation with only few blasts (immature cells) forming. The cells may look normal but do not function normally. Treatment may be close observation in early stages or control with medication over years.
A type of leukemia that develops slowly. People with chronic leukemia may not feel its effects for years.