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"The healthcare system generally does a good job of diagnosing and treating, but when it comes to emotional support – help with the rebuilding and reinventing that often comes after a cancer diagnosis – we are mostly left to our own devices.”

Lisa Machado addresses the absence of emotional support in the world of #CML.

Read the full article here: http://cml-iq.com/the-secret-to-making-it/
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The thought of a treatment-free remission (#TFR) trial can be scary. Even though data from TFR trials shows positive results, people prefer to rely on their gut feeling and choose against TFR trials. Should we rely on our our gut feeling even if factual data points otherwise? #CML

Read Lisa Machado’s full article here: http://cml-iq.com/gut-decision/
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In this new column of Living Well with CML, Lisa Machado tells the touching story of her encounter with Gee-u Guillero, a family father who moved from the Philippines to Canada in the hopes of a better life with #CML.

Read the story here: http://cml-iq.com/the-other-side-of-the-story/
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On/off dosing schedule may be an option for older people who need to interrupt therapy, or are having difficulty tolerating the side effects of #CML medication - with a hematologist’s approval of course.

Read the findings: http://cml-iq.com/lower-dose-may-feasible-older-people/
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Can natural products help fight leukemia stem cells? Scientists are busily ransacking nature’s storehouse in their search for a CML cure.
Read more: http://cml-iq.com/sifting-natures-harvest-solutions/?utm_source=All&utm_campaign=CML-April6%2C+2017&utm_medium=email
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Health risks associated with smoking are well known, so it’s not surprising that smoking after a CML diagnosis indirectly adds to the burden of illness. Most recent study suggests that smoking may have harmful effects on the biology underlying #CML.
Read more: http://cml-iq.com/added-health-risk-smoking-cml/
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Three TKIs are approved for use in people newly diagnosed with chronic-phase #CML: Gleevec (imatinib), Sprycel (dasatinib) and Tasigna (nilotinib).

How do these 3 medications compare? http://cml-iq.com/considering-options-starting-treatment/
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It’s well known that the introduction of TKI have significantly prolonged survival in people with chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Survival rates are typically estimated over a 5-year period. Another way of looking at this issue is to examine “conditional survival”, which estimates a person’s likelihood of surviving the next year. #CML #leukemia

Read more - http://cml-iq.com/surviving-cml-year-come/
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The finding that many people stopping treatment can remain in remission for at least a year is an encouraging result. However, these results also mean that about 50% will have a relapse if they stop their medication.

In some studies, this means a loss of a major molecular response (MMR, equivalent to MR3), or loss of a complete cytogenetic response (CCyR, or roughly MR2).

The important question is: if I lose my response, can I get it back? Read more - http://cml-iq.com/ash-2016-stop-trials-lose-response/
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The hottest topic in #CML research is whether people can stop taking their medication if they respond well to treatment for an extended period.

Research still needs to address the following question: how likely is it that a person who stops a medication will be able to stay off treatment without suffering a relapse? Find out more - http://cml-iq.com/ash-2016-updated-results-recent-stop-trials/
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