Additional resources for chronic myeloid leukemia
More information from your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Living with cancer
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
Understanding cancer treatments
Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)
Work, insurance, and finances
Family and caregiver concerns
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home (also available in Spanish)
Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also available in Spanish)
When treatment is no longer working
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and websites*
In addition to the American Cancer Society, other sources of patient information and support include:
More about chronic myeloid leukemia
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Toll-free number: 1-800-955-4572
Offers information on all types of leukemia and lymphoma (some materials available in Spanish), “First Connection” for phone based peer support, education teleconferences and webcasts. Family support groups offered in some local areas.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Provides free information on all types of cancer, living with cancer, support information for families of people with cancer, research, and more.
Bone marrow, cord blood, and peripheral blood stem cell transplants
Be the Match (formerly National Marrow Donor Program)
Toll-free number: 1-800-MARROW2 (1-800-627-7692)
Helps people find bone marrow donors and cord blood units to get the best match, supports patients through the entire transplant process, offers free DVDs, CDs, workbooks and written education materials in multiple languages.
National Bone Marrow Transplant Link (nbmtLINK)
Toll-free number: 1-800-LINK-BMT (1-800-546-5268)
Helps patients and families through the process of bone marrow/stem cell transplant, offers one-on-one phone support and a phone support group, a searchable online library, and free online information, or hard copy for a small charge.
Job and legal issues
Job Accommodation Network
Toll-free number: 1-800-526-7234
A free consulting service of the US Department of Labor that gives information on the Americans with Disabilities Act, your rights, how to talk to an employer, and how to help keep your job (and insurance) during treatment
Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC)
Toll-free number: 1-866-843-2572 (1-866-THE-CLRC)
A non-profit program that gives free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer
No matter who you are we can help, contact us any time, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 09/23/2013
Last Revised: 02/10/2014