A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming, likely causing shock and fear. However, there is renewed hope and encouraging research on CML that is allowing the majority of patients to live a fairly normal life. It is important to recognize that this represents a change in your life, and the lives of your family members and those close to you. Hopefully with time and with better understanding of this disease you will be able to find a way to live well, healthy and happy, in spite of CML.
In this part of the website we have compiled tips and ideas to help you take back control of your life and optimize your interaction with your healthcare team and the health care system.
Nurse Carolyn Blasdel video on Managing the Side Effects of TKI therapy
Dealing with emotions
Self Assessment of side effects and quality of life:
Questions to ask your doctor