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How can a symptom diary help me manage chronic myeloid leukemia?

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A symptom diary is a way to better manage CML by writing down your symptoms and when they happen in a journal or in an app on your phone. Include what you're feeling, what day it is, and about what time you start to notice. This tracks side effects so you can manage them better. For example, if you realize you're more tired in the morning or after lunch, plan to rest at those times.

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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