Living with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia
Cancer Survival Toolbox®
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:
- CML diagnosis and basic treatment options
- Side effects and symptom management
- Coping with change
- Information for caregivers
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- Understanding Your Treatment Options
- Goals of Therapy
- Side Effects and Symptom Management
- Living with Uncertainty & Changes in Roles
- Coping Styles—Adapting to Your Illness
- Information for Caregivers
Other Ways to Listen
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
www.lls.org | (800) 955-4572
LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education, and patient services. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease, and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. They can also help patients find information about clinical trials online or over the phone.
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)
www.lymphoma.org | (800) 500-9976
LRF is the nation’s largest lymphoma-focused voluntary health organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and providing patients and health care professionals with critical information on the disease. LRF’s mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by this disease. LRF also offers webcasts and podcasts for lymphoma patients, survivors, and loved ones. LRF’s hotline is staffed by specialists who can help patients find information about clinical trials they may qualify for.
Be the Match
www.bethematch.org/for-patients-and-families/ | (888) 999-6743
Helps patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and other diseases who need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. Offers patients and their families support and resources before, during, and after transplant.
Bone Marrow Foundation
www.CancerCare.org | (800) 813-4673
A national organization that provides free professional support services to anyone affected by cancer: including people with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved. Programs—including counseling and support groups, education, financial assistance, and practical help—are provided by professional oncology social workers free of charge. Counseling and some materials are available in Spanish.
Take Charge of Your Cancer Care
NCCS has made two simple tools to help patients on their journey: The Know Yourself Worksheet and Essential Questions to Ask Your Doctor. These tools encourage communication between patients and doctors and help patients better prepare for their appointments.
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Teamwork: The Cancer Patient’s Guide to Talking With Your Doctor
Teamwork is a helpful booklet published by NCCS that aims to help cancer survivors better communicate with their physicians. Developed by cancer survivors and health care professionals, this booklet addresses the need for good communication and provides a list of sound, practical questions that patients can use when talking with their doctor.
Download the PDF »
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