CST_logoThe 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. Living with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, 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

Introduction

Hear an in-depth explanation of chronic myelogenous leukemia and listen to Bruce, a fellow survivor, talk about his experience of living with CML. 

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Understanding Your Treatment Options

Listen in on a support group and learn how a CML diagnosis is confirmed and how it is treated. 

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Goals of Therapy

Hear Dr. Griffin talk with many survivors through the different factors that affect treatment decisions. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Information for Caregivers

Hear Julie talk through her experience of being the primary caregiver for her husband and her need to seek out support. 

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Conclusion

Review many of the important points of this program and learn about some additional resources for chronic myelogenous leukemia. 

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