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What questions should you ask your doctor about chronic myelogenous leukemia?

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Ask your doctor:

  • Have you treated someone with chronic myelogenous leukemia before?
  • What tests should I take to confirm a diagnosis?
  • What phase am I in?
  • What treatment do you recommend for me?
  • How will the therapy make me feel?
  • What if the treatment doesn't work?
  • How do I find a support group?

From: Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia," "Choosing a Blood Cancer Specialist or Treatment Center." 

American Cancer Society: “Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous),” “Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "How is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Found?"

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

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Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 1, 2018

SOURCES:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Chronic Myeloid Leukemia," "Choosing a Blood Cancer Specialist or Treatment Center." 

American Cancer Society: “Leukemia -- Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous),” “Treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase," "How is Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Found?"

National Cancer Institute: "General Information About Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia."

FDA.

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on January 1, 2018

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