Supportive Care

Throughout your AML treatment, you will be offered supportive care. This type of treatment is not given to treat your disease as such, but to help you to manage the symptoms and side effects that can occur with AML and its treatment.

For patients with AML, some common symptoms include low blood counts, including anaemia; infection; tumour lysis syndrome, caused by breakdown of tumor cells in the body; and kidney stones. Side effects of therapy may include mouth ulcers, diarrhea, rashes, fatigue, temporary hair loss, and nausea and vomiting.

Supportive care varies from patient to patient, but may include medication, blood product transfusion, nutritional changes, relaxation techniques, and emotional support, among others. 

 

Videos

Coping With the Cost of AML Care: Anxiety From Financial Toxicity

How can people deal with financial toxicity from AML care? Watch as Dr. Thomas LeBlanc and Michelle Rajotte discuss financial barriers to AML treatment and resources to help patients find assistance.

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How Can AML Patients Benefit From Support Groups?

Can support groups help patients and loved ones living with AML cope with anxiety, fear and depression? Listen as patient advocate Jim Bond shares tips for managing emotional distress.

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Emotional Aspects of Cancer: Resources to Help AML Patients and Care Partners Cope

What resources can help people cope with the emotional side of AML? Watch as Michelle Rajotte discusses tools that can provide support for patients and care partners dealing with cancer.

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Le cure palliative

La dott.ssa Chiara Bonini, docente all’Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano (IT), al Congresso Annuale dell’ASH (American Society of Hematology) sottolinea l’importanza delle cure palliative che intervengono a sostegno del paziente che fa fronte a problemi causati dalla malattia o dai farmaci somministrati per la terapia.

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O que são cuidados paliativos?

Neste vídeo, o Dr. Eduardo Rego da Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, descreve o que são os cuidados paliativos e em que circunstâncias são aplicados.

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Page last updated on September 21, 2018