At Memorial Sloan-Kettering, you will be closely monitored throughout the course of your disease to make sure that your treatment continues to be effective and to watch for side effects. During these checkups you may undergo tests including a physical exam, blood tests, bone marrow aspirates/biopsies, x-rays, EKGs, and scans.
If you experience any new symptoms you should contact your physician right away. The sooner these symptoms are evaluated and treated, the better your outcome is likely to be.
Most patients with CML in chronic or early accelerated phase feel well enough to maintain their regular routines. However, some patients do experience a decrease in their energy level. Our rehabilitation specialists are available to assist you with physical therapy needs. Visit Rehabilitation for further information about our services, including appointment information.