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Can I get help to pay for my CML treatment?

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Yes. Tell your social worker and care team if you can't pay for treatment. They may be able to get lower-cost medicine or help with copays. You can also contact the American Cancer Society. It can help if you've lost or are about to lose your insurance. Other groups, like the Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition, can help you find ways to find a hand to pay for child care, or help get you rides to the doctor.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Treating Chronic Myeloid Leukemia,” “Targeted Therapies for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia,” “Living as a Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor,” “Medicines to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting.”

University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: “Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care.”

OncoLink: “Ginger: Health Benefits and Dietary Recommendations During Cancer Treatment.”

American Cancer Society: “Diarrhea.”

European Journal of Oncology Nursing : “Use of a symptom diary during chemotherapy: A mixed-methods evaluation of the patient perspective.”

American Cancer Society: “Treating Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase.”

Journal of Oncology Practice : “Journey of Generic Imatinib: A Case Study in Oncology Drug Pricing.”

National Cancer Institute: “Managing Costs and Medical Information.”

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: “Work, School & Finances.”

Harvard Health Blog: “Exercise as part of cancer treatment.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Reducing Cancer Risk with Mediterranean Diet: Your Questions Answered.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 23, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Treating Chronic Myeloid Leukemia,” “Targeted Therapies for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia,” “Living as a Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Survivor,” “Medicines to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting.”

University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine and Public Health: “Top 5 Benefits of Acupuncture in Cancer Care.”

OncoLink: “Ginger: Health Benefits and Dietary Recommendations During Cancer Treatment.”

American Cancer Society: “Diarrhea.”

European Journal of Oncology Nursing : “Use of a symptom diary during chemotherapy: A mixed-methods evaluation of the patient perspective.”

American Cancer Society: “Treating Chronic Myeloid Leukemia by Phase.”

Journal of Oncology Practice : “Journey of Generic Imatinib: A Case Study in Oncology Drug Pricing.”

National Cancer Institute: “Managing Costs and Medical Information.”

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: “Work, School & Finances.”

Harvard Health Blog: “Exercise as part of cancer treatment.”

American Institute for Cancer Research: “Reducing Cancer Risk with Mediterranean Diet: Your Questions Answered.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on June 23, 2019

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