Survivorship

As you recover from your AML diagnosis and treatment, you are likely to experience a number of strong feelings, some of which are surprising for patients. As well as happiness and relief, you may also experience anxiety, stress and fear of recurrence.

Talking to your family and friends, and maybe counselling or joining a support group, can help. It’s really important to discuss your feelings and to ask for help from those around you.

There are also plenty of positive lifestyle changes that can be made following your treatment. Eating well, not smoking, and limiting alcohol are all recommended while you are recovering. Regular physical activity can also help to build your strength and fitness.

You will also receive follow-up care from your healthcare team, which will include regular medical check-ups to make sure you AML hasn’t returned, to manage any side-effects you may still be experiencing, and to monitor your overall health.

 

Videos

Patient Advocate Don Armstrong: How an AML Survivor Gives Back

Meet patient advocate Don Armstrong as he shares his AML diagnosis story and ways he gives back to the cancer community after feeling like he’s been given a second chance at life.

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AML Patient Advice: Dealing With Emotions From Loved Ones

How can AML patients deal with the emotional response from others? Watch as patient advocate Jim Bond shares ways to work through anxiety, fear and worry together.

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Life With AML: Steve’s Diagnosis and Treatment Journey

What is life like with acute myeloid leukemia (AML)? Watch now as AML patient Steve Buechler shares his personal experience with AML.

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Coping With the Emotional Side Effects of AML

How can patients cope with the complex set of emotions that accompany an AML diagnosis? How does emotional distress influence quality of life? Watch now to learn from AML experts

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Emerging Research and Promising AML Treatment Approaches

What’s new in AML research? Watch as AML expert Dr. Naval Daver, Leah Szumita and AML patient Steve Buechler discuss new therapies targeted toward specific genetic mutations.

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Advice From Cancer Survivor Sajjad Iqbal on Becoming an Empowered Patient

We spoke with Dr. Sajjad Iqbal on his experience with head and neck cancer. Watch as he describes his personal perseverance and commitment to being an empowered patient.

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A Patient’s AML Journey and How Genetic Testing Made a Difference

How much can genetic testing really help? Watch now to hear AML patient Kuldip Ahluwalia’s journey with a life-changing diagnosis and how genetic testing affected his treatment.

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Michele Nadeem-Baker: Weapons for Fighting the Flu and Colds

CLL patient Michele Nadeem-Baker shares her top seven weapons needed to keep healthy as a cancer patient during cold and flu season.

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Jim Bond: AML's Man in Positive Motion

Jim Bond is a multiple myeloma patient who developed AML. In this video, he tells his AML journey and how he has become an advocate for other patients. 

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Page last updated on March 5, 2019