what kind of cancer has struck Brian Boyle?

NJ Devils' Brian Boyle diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer.

Boyle was diagnosed with CML after bloodwork at the start of training camp showed irregularities from last season.

According to SportingNews.com, Boyle said he felt "pretty tired" before training camp and "didn't know what it was", though he wrote it off to moving his family and preparing for a new season with the Devils.

The blood test showed that he had the same form of leukemia that former NHL forward Jason Blake was also diagnosed with back in 2007 when he played for the Maple Leafs. Not only did Blake beat the cancer, he played that season for Toronto and is cancer-free today.

Though team internist Dr. Michael Farber told reporters that the cancer is treatable with medication and that the cancer was detected early, he would not commit to a specific timetable in regards to treatment and Boyle's return to the team.

Boyle said based on what team doctor Michael Farber and others have told him, he expects to live his life under normal conditions.

Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) is a cancer that affects your blood cells and bone marrow -- the soft part inside your bones where blood cells are made.

You may also hear your doctor call it chronic myeloid leukemia. It's the same disease, just a different name.

With treatment, you may go into what's called "remission." For most people, that doesn't mean the cancer is completely gone, but it's less active than before. You can be in remission for many years.

CML usually happens when you're middle-aged or older. The symptoms tend to come on gradually. Many of them can also be signs of other illnesses. For instance, you might feel tired, lose weight when you're not trying to, or sometimes get a fever.

Learn more about chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) on WebMD.com.

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