Leukaemia is often referred to as 'cancer of the blood'. Leukaemia affects the immature blood-forming cells in the bone marrow, and is divided into four main types depending on the type of cells affected, and the rate of progression of the disease if left untreated.
It is important that the information you read relates to your particular type of leukaemia. This page contains information relating to chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).
University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) information
Our Haematology Patient Information Group produces several leaflets relating to chronic myeloid leukaemia:
Bone marrow test- Currently under review
Please be aware that even if you have been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia not all of the leaflets will be relevant to your care. Leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team.
Bone marrow or stem cell transplant
Our Bone Marrow Transplant Unit (BMTU) Patient Information Group produces several booklets relating to bone marrow / stem cell transplant. If this treatment is recommended for you, leaflets relevant to your care will be given to you and/or your donor at the appropriate time, giving you the chance to discuss them with your healthcare team. The booklets are available by clicking on the heading above.
Click on the coloured text links below for general information which you may find helpful:
Tests and investigations
Click on the above link to see if there is any online UHL information on the tests and investigations you may require. Use the search box to find out.
Chemotherapy and other drug therapies
UHL and other information about chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy (including immunotherapy) and other drug therapies. Please note that not all therapies are suitable for all types of cancer.
UHL and other information about radiotherapy treatment. Please note that radiotherapy is not suitable for all types of cancer.
Eating,appetite or taste problems
Local and other information that you may find useful if you have eating problems as a result of your cancer or its treatment.
For a list of cancer support groups in the local area, including the East Midlands CML Support Group, please click on the heading above.
If you would like more information, including details of how to contact the Haematology Specialist Nurse, please contact the Cancer Information Centre. Alternatively, click on the heading above for details of other organisations that may be able to help you.
Information in languages other than English
To find out if there is any information about cancer, cancer treatments and living with cancer available in your preferred language, please click on the heading above, or contact the Cancer Information Centre.
This page last reviewed 21/06/2023