Tomorrow is World CML Day and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and others will honor those who are living with, who have survived from or have passed from chronic myeloid leukemia (CML).
CML is a cancer of the bone marrow and blood. With early support from LLS, the introduction of tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy in 2001, has transformed CML from a life-threatening disease to a manageable chronic condition for most patients, many who are treated with daily oral-drug therapy. People with CML are living longer and experiencing fewer treatment side effects.
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Superstar Roman Reigns, who serves as an LLS Ambassador for LLS, is a CML survivor who has benefited from treatment advances.“I know how tough it is to deal with cancer and I want to show people that even someone like me can be knocked down, but with the right treatment and support, we can get back up to fight another day,” says Reigns.Reigns recently joined me for an episode of The Bloodline with LLS podcast to talk about his journey with CML and why he, along with WWE, is honored to be partnering with LLS.To learn more about CML, join LLS for a FREE online seminar on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST.
Reigns will introduce hematologist/oncologist Dr. Stuart L. Goldberg who will discuss the importance of monitoring CML, treatment options, treatment-free remission, side-effects management and ways that patients can talk about quality-of-life issues with their healthcare team.Your generosity allows LLS to bring valuable support and information to patients and to fund lifesaving research that continues to uncover and improve treatments for CML and all blood cancer patients, effectively increasing survival rates and allowing them to manage certain diseases and live relatively normal lives.