Follow up appointment

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

Why you have follow up appointments

You usually have follow up appointments every few months to check how you are and see whether you have any problems or worries. The appointments also give you the chance to raise any concerns you have about your progress.

When you need check ups

You'll have regular check ups if you're having a targeted cancer drug or chemotherapy that aims to control the CML. 

Your doctor or specialist nurse will monitor how well your treatment is working and check for any side effects. If your treatment stops working, your doctor or nurse will pick this up very quickly and there's likely to be other treatments you can try.

If you have had a transplant, initially the follow up appointments are twice a week and then weekly. After 6 months they will become less frequent if all is well. 

Between appointments

Contact your doctor or specialist nurse if you have any concerns between appointments. You should also contact them if you notice any new symptoms. You don’t have to wait until your next visit.

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