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What are the best things for me to eat if I have CML?

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Eat more plants, whole grains, nuts, fish, and healthy fats like avocados and olive oil. (Olive oil contains compounds that protect against cancer). Avoid pomegranates and grapefruit -- they can cause a serious reaction with CML medicine. Cut way down on sugar, red meat, and processed food.

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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