CML-IQ is pleased to announce CML radio – featuring news, views and insights about chronic myelogenous leukemia. In part 2, our panel of CML nurses address common questions people have after living with CML for a few years.
A common side effects of medications such as Gleevec is swelling (edema). This usually occurs around the eyes or involve the eyelids, which can become puffy; or the legs, which can become swollen or feel heavy.
A common problem among people with CML is joint pain – achiness, stiffness, swelling or pain the bones. Sometimes the problem is just aging, but it can be a symptom of CML itself or the medication you’re taking.