For many people with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (CMML), starting treatment helps them focus on moving ahead and looking forward to their disease's remission.
Types of CMML Treatment
In most cases, CMML can't be cured, but it can be treated. Doctors use several types of treatment for adults with CMML, although there's no one standard drug therapy for the disease:
- drug therapy (for patients with the PDGFR-? and TEL gene mutation)
- stem cell transplantation
Your doctor may suggest that you participate in a clinical trial. Clinical trials can involve therapy with new drugs and new drug combinations or new approaches to stem cell transplantation.