Impact of CML
It’s not easy when you or someone you care about receives a diagnosis of CML. It is a serious disease that most people will have to manage carefully over the rest of their lives based on current treatment strategies.
However, there can be some relief for those who have been living with a variety of symptoms and undergoing multiple tests to at last have a definite answer about what is wrong. While CML is serious, the good news is that a lot has been learned about the disease in recent years. The development of new treatments have made it much more manageable than ever before.
Today, the majority of people diagnosed with CML in chronic phase who are careful about following treatment can expect to be able to manage their disease for many years. They can still have a full and satisfying life, enjoy day-to-day activities, work and even remain symptom free for very long periods.
Getting a positive response to treatment involves many factors, starting with finding the best treatment program and then following it. Fight the disease by taking the best possible care of your body through good nutrition, appropriate exercise, minimizing stress, getting enough rest and enjoying family and friends.