Signs & Symptoms of Ph+ CML

Many people who are diagnosed with Philadelphia chromosome–positive chronic myeloid leukemia early on do not have any obvious signs or symptoms. 

The first clue that someone has Ph+ CML is often an abnormally high white blood cell count. Typically, this is found by means of a blood test that your doctor may order during a routine checkup or while looking into another health issue.

Some potential symptoms

Among those patients with Ph+ CML who do report symptoms, they may include:

  • Feeling unusually tired
  • Shortness of breath while doing everyday activities
  • Fever
  • Bone pain
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Pain or a feeling of fullness on the upper left side of the belly area (abdomen), under the ribs
  • Unusual sweating at night

Why your doctor may prescribe TASIGNA

If you’ve just been diagnosed with Ph+ CML in chronic phase, your doctor may prescribe TASIGNA® (nilotinib) capsules as a treatment option. Learn about TASIGNA