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Exploring a sweet solution for CML

TKIs (tyrosine kinase inhibitors) such as Gleevec, Sprycel, Tasigna and Bosulif have been shown to be highly effective in blocking the leukemia signals that drive the proliferation of white blood cells (WBC) in CML.
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Cigarette smoking and CML

A number of environmental factors have been implicated in the development of CML. Recent studies have suggested that chronic, heavy smokers do have a greater risk of developing chronic myelogenous leukemia.
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CML Radio: Your Top Questions – Part 2

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.
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CML Radio: Your Top Questions

In Part 1, the CML nurses talk about the questions people have when they are first diagnosed: Why me? Can CML be cured? And what can I do now?
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Why should you take your meds?

A great deal of attention has focused on the possibility that people with a deep response to their CML medication may be able to stop treatment at some point. But perhaps a more important question is: why keep taking a medication every day? Is this necessary, or can I take a break?
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Coping with fatigue and depression

A common early symptom of CML is fatigue – that debilitating feeling of no energy that saps your motivation. The main reason is the blood abnormalities that occur with CML...
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Grapefruit Effect

The grapefruit effect: what you need to know

Many people with CML taking a TKI (tyrosine kinase inhibitor) are advised to avoid drinking grapefruit juice. But grapefruit isn’t the only thing in your diet that it’s best to avoid.
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CML heart disease

Guard against heart disease after transplant

People with CML who undergo stem-cell transplantation (SCT) have a higher risk of heart disease and need to be aware of cardiovascular risk factors, according to a recently-published study.
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CML symptom swelling

Managing symptoms: swelling

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.
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