This week Dr. Rocco caruso, a hematologist and oncologist, will be joining Dr. Galati to discuss Chronic myelogenous leukemia, a cancer that starts inside bone marrow, the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells. The cancer grows from cells that produce white blood cells. Dr. Caroso practices in New York, and is an expert in the diagnosis and management of leukemia.
Basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said today he had been living with leukemia for nearly a year but no longer considered the disease a death sentence. Abdul-Jabbar, 62, told "Good Morning America" that he'd been diagnosed in December with Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, or PH+CML, a rare cancer of the blood and bone marrow. "I heard the world 'leukemia,' and I thought this was definitely a death sentence," Abdul-Jabbar said.
Links of interest on chronic leukemia are listed below.
Leukemia Classifications (American Cancer Society)