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Living with CML Long-Term: Side-Effects, Treatment Cessation and Better Testing

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Description: Dr. Jorge Cortes, Deputy Chair of the Leukemia Department at MD Anderson, is encouraged that oncologists can focus on the long-term health and wellbeing of their patients, fully expecting most to live a normal life-span with the disease. Through active dialog with their physician, patients will expect to see the side effects associated with powerful medications managed in a way that allows them to carry on with activities they enjoyed before diagnosis. Dr. Cortes also discusses the standardization of the PCR-ABL test which may help minimize bone-marrow biopsies and gives us an update on the conversation surrounding treatment cessation.
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Posted on : 03/20/12
Added : 5 years ago
Category : General