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

Men and women discussing chronic myeloid leukaemia

Some questions you might ask your doctor

  • What stage of CML do I have?
  • What sort of treatment do I need?
  • Why do you recommend that treatment?
  • Are you aiming to cure or control my leukaemia?
  • Is there a choice of treatments?
  • How long will my treatment last?
  • What will the side effects be?
  • Can you arrange for me to have a second opinion?
  • Is there a clinical trial that I could join?
  • Will the treatment permanently affect my ability to have a child?
  • What other treatment can I have if this one doesn't work or if my leukaemia comes back?
  • How often will I need to come for appointments?
  • When will I be able to go abroad for a holiday?
  • Can I have immunisations?

 

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Updated: 20 November 2014