“Treatment-free remission” is the hottest topic in CML these days, with a number of studies exploring whether some people are able to stop taking their medication.
CML-IQ covered this topic recently in Treatment-free remission – how well do people do? (CML-IQ, November 26, 2015).
Stopping treatment is a big decision, and a new study in Italy plans to explore the emotional aspects of discontinuing your treatment (Riva and colleagues. Tumori 2015; epublished December 8, 2015). Should you/should you not stop treatment? What will stopping the medication mean to me? How will that affect my life? The study has just been launched and no results are available yet, but these are some of the questions that may be explored.
At CML-IQ, we thought it would be interesting to start to look at some of these issues on our own. We’ve put together a short survey for you to complete to provide us with some feedback. Your responses will guide us in developing additional surveys to explore this important issue.
If you’d like to expand on your answers, send us an email at info@CML-IQ.com. We’d love to hear from you!