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What are common side effects of chronic myelogenous leukemia treatments?

Treatments for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), also called chronic myeloid leukemia, can have unwanted reactions called side effects. Although they may be different depending on the treatment, possible side effects include: 

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • tiredness
  • hair loss
  • diarrhea
  • risk of infection
  • swelling of the hands and feet
  • mouth sores
  • problems with blood clotting

These are not all the possible side effects. Doctors and nurses will explain what side effects a person might experience from treatment.

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