Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML): Symptoms
What are the symptoms of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML)?
Some people don’t have any symptoms before being diagnosed with CML. The cancer is often found when a person has blood tests done for another reason and the tests show too many white blood cells. If CML does cause symptoms, they can include:
Feeling tired (fatigue)
Chills or night sweats
Pain or a sense of fullness in the upper abdomen, from an enlarged spleen
Feeling full after eating only a small amount
Bleeding or bruising easily
Bone or joint pain
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms can be caused by other health problems. In fact, most of them are more likely to be caused by something else. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have CML, another type of cancer, or some medical problem that needs to be treated.