Leukemia--Chronic Myeloid (Myelogenous)

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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)

Anemia in People With Cancer

Distress in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also available in Spanish)

When Your Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Understanding cancer treatments

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

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)

Targeted Therapy

Work, insurance, and finances

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

Working During Cancer Treatment

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

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

Nearing the End of Life

Advance Directives

Hospice Care

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
Website: www.lls.org

    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)
Website: www.cancer.gov

    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)
Website: www.bethematch.org

    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)
Website: www.nbmtlink.org

    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
TTY: 1-877-781-9403
Website: www.askjan.org

    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)
TTY: 213-736-8310
Website: www.cancerlegalresourcecenter.org

    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

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

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