When you have a serious condition like chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), you can always use more support and advice. One way to get CML support is through support groups that help you connect with other people who share your experience.
Nonprofit organizations are also making it easier and more convenient than ever to get access to information and support through a variety of programs such as teleconferences, telephone education workshops, and podcasts. See how the resources listed below can provide information and support as you progress with your CML therapy.
CML information and resources to help you and those close to you
The following organizations provide information and programs that cover leukemia-specific issues as well as the broader emotional and financial impact of a cancer diagnosis.
Provides families, health professionals, and people living with blood-related cancer accurate, up-to-date information and referral services.
(800) 813-HOPE (4673)
Programs include counseling, support groups, education, financial assistance, and practical help—provided by professional oncology social workers.
Provides resources, information, and the support you need to start eating right, get active, quit smoking, and understand what cancer screenings you need.
Offers information and content developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Provides opportunities to learn about CML, encourage research, participate in support groups, and interact with others who celebrate life.
(888) 793-WELL (9355)
Aims to create a welcoming environment with easy access to information and activities that can help people share what they have learned from their cancer experience.
(888) GILDA-4-U or (888) 445-3248
Creates a community especially for everyone living with cancer—along with their families and friends. This innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing networking, workshops, education, and social activities.
Focuses on the review, critique, and synthesis of scientific literature on treatments for specific cancer conditions, and professionally reviewed by Oncology Nursing Society experts.
(888) 4PPA-NOW or (888) 477-2669
Helps people find prescription coverage for their medications. This clearing house, supported by the pharmaceutical industry, can help you connect to more than 475 public and private programs that can help you pay for your medicines. More than 2,500 medicines are covered—brand-name and generic. You may get them free, or nearly free.
This list of resources is provided as a convenience. There is no endorsement of or responsibility taken for information provided by third-party organizations.