at Every Step
of Your Journey
Every Step of Your Journey
Find information, tools, patient stories, and support
for wherever you are on your treatment journey.
Although being diagnosed with Ph+ CML can feel scary, it’s
important to know you’re not alone. View these resources to
get a better understanding of your diagnosis and what you
might expect on the journey ahead.
A Life-Changing Diagnosis: Meet Lee
Learning of his diagnosis was “the day the world stopped.” But Lee found that by working with his oncologist, he gained a better understanding of Ph+ CML and how to manage it. Hear from Lee >
Find Additional Support
Many organizations offer information
support for those living with CML.
Explore CML groups >
“It’s comforting to know that my healthcare team is there for me.”
Beginning a treatment can feel overwhelming.
But learning about other people’s experiences with
SPRYCEL may help you gain insights into your own
Questions to Ask
Not sure how to talk to your doctor
SPRYCEL? Print out this guide of
and bring it with you to
Download questions >
“I learned it was
important to ask my
questions if I
remember what to do.”
Now that you’ve been taking SPRYCEL for a while,
what more can you do to manage your condition
and help meet your treatment milestones? These
resources may help.
Continuing His Journey:
Having learned some helpful tips for
taking SPRYCEL, Tom is optimistic for his
future. Hear from Tom >
It was more stressful at the beginning. Now I’m more prepared for my appointments.
Tips for Making the Most of Your Healthcare Appointments
- Take notes and ask questions during appointments
or give this task to a friend or family member.
- Tell your healthcare provider about how you're
feeling, both physically and emotionally.
- Talk about any changes in your everyday
routine, such as your sleep patterns.
- Be honest when discussing your health
habits, including smoking and alcohol use.
In caring for someone with Ph+ CML, it helps to focus
on the positive impact your support is having. These
resources offer information that can help you support
your loved one.
Useful Questions to Ask
Your Loved One’s
- What did the last test results mean?
- How do we know whether
something is a side effect of
treatment or a symptom of CML?
- What are the possible next steps,
depending on upcoming test
“When Lee was diagnosed, we had just started a family. Everything was starting to mesh and we thought we were headed in a direction where we knew where we were going…but we had different plans in store.”
wife of SPRYCEL patient
The patients in the above videos are actual Ph+ CML patients taking SPRYCEL. They were compensated by Bristol Myers Squibb for their participation in these videos. Your experience and results may vary.
Find Additional Support Through These CML Organizations
From information on support groups to help with the emotional, practical, and financial challenges
of living with cancer, there are many organizations that may be able to help. See the list of national
organizations below. Your doctor’s office can let you know about groups in your area.
lls.org | 800-955-4572
The LLS offers weekly online chats that provide a friendly forum for discussing the stresses and triumphs of those living with CML. These chats are moderated by an oncology social worker.
The National CML Society organizes group meetings for CML patients, family members, and caregivers around the United States.
CancerCare provides free, professional support and information to help people manage the emotional, practical, and financial challenges of cancer.
CSC offers a menu of personalized services and education for all people affected by cancer. These services are available through a network of professionally led community-based centers, hospitals, community oncology practices, and online.
This list of resources is provided as a convenience. Bristol-Myers Squibb does not endorse and is not responsible for information
provided by third-party organizations.