Living with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
The goal of this program is to provide you as a person diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)—as well as your caregivers, family, and friends—with practical tools you can use in your daily life as you deal with your cancer diagnosis and treatment. This program, which was written by cancer survivors and healthcare professionals, can be helpful both to individuals newly diagnosed with CML, as well as to anyone at any other stage of this illness.
After listening, you will better understand:
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Hear an in-depth explanation of chronic myelogenous leukemia and listen to Bruce, a fellow survivor, talk about his experience of living with CML.
Understanding Your Treatment Options
Listen in on a support group and learn how a CML diagnosis is confirmed and how it is treated.
Goals of Therapy
Hear Dr. Griffin talk with many survivors through the different factors that affect treatment decisions.
Side Effects and Symptom Management
Hear Joan and Mark, oncology professionals, talk through the different side effects one might experience throughout treatment of CML. Also, hear how many survivors recognize their symptoms and manage them.
Living With Uncertainty and Changes in Roles
Listen in on a support group and hear survivors recount the life changes they have made and how it made them feel.
Coping Styles – Adapting to Your Illness
Hear Evelyn and Ayana talk through their difficulties and explain how they found the help they needed to adapt.
Information for Caregivers
Hear Julie talk through her experience of being the primary caregiver for her husband and her need to seek out support.
Review many of the important points of this program and learn about some additional resources for chronic myelogenous leukemia.