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Is it ok to drink alcohol when you have cml leukemia?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes, in moderation: Alcohol use is not encouraged for most patients diagnosed with cancer. Yet using one or two drinks is unlikely to be harmful when used on occasions which may be special celeberations. Just make sure that there is no other sedating medicines being used at the same time.

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