CML Support Groups

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.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

(800) 955-4572

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.

American Cancer Society (ACS)

(800) 227-2345

Provides resources, information, and the support you need to start eating right, get active, quit smoking, and understand what cancer screenings you need.

American Society of Clinical Oncology: Cancer.Net

(888) 651-3038

Offers information and content developed and approved by the cancer doctors who are members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

The National CML Society

(877) 431-2573

Provides opportunities to learn about CML, encourage research, participate in support groups, and interact with others who celebrate life.

Cancer Support Community

(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.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance

(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.

This Web site is not meant to replace a discussion with your doctor, who is your most important source for information.

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