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What to ask your doctor about chemotherapy for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML)

Men and women discussing chronic myeloid leukaemia

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • Why do I need chemotherapy?
  • How much treatment will I need?
  • What will the side effects be?
  • Who can help me manage the side effects?
  • Can you prevent any of the side effects?
  • Will any of the side effects be permanent?
  • How long will the treatment take?
  • When will you know if it is working?
  • What will happen if it doesn’t work?
  • Which drug am I going to have?
  • Is there written information I can have about the treatment?
  • What should I do if I am at home and worried about a side effect?
  • What should I do if I get a temperature?
  • Can I have this treatment as an outpatient?
  • Will I need high dose chemotherapy and why?
  • How long will I have to be away from work / college etc?
  • Is there someone who can advise me about benefits?
  • Can I get help with travel costs to the hospital?
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Updated: 29 April 2013