Resources to Help Patients With CML Through the ‘Long Treatment Journey’

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Resources are available to help patients through a chronic myeloid leukemia diagnosis and treatment.

Although chromic myeloid leukemia (CML) can lead a patient down a “long treatment journey,” organizations and resources are available to help with some of the common issues patients and their loved ones face, an expert said.

In an interview with Oncology Nursing News at the 2024 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Claire Saxton, executive vice president of Insights and Impact at Cancer Support Community, discussed where patients with CML and caregivers can look for help. These organizations can offer services such as financial counseling, support groups, and mental health professionals.

“This is a long treatment journey, and there is a huge impact on your life and your family’s life, and also on your mental health,” Saxton said in the interview.

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This is a long treatment journey, and there is a huge impact on your life on your family's life and also on your mental health.

Reach out for resources. It can be hard to find them initially, but there are a number of patient advocacy groups like Cancer Support Community, [Leukemia & Lymphoma Society], CML Buster [Foundation] who are here and ready to help with financial counsellors, support groups, access to mental health professionals, because those are the kinds of things that are going to help give you the support that you need to get through this long term.

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