A 27-year-old member asked:
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high deductible. limited coverage of outpatient care. would really help to know what tests, evaluations are required to diagnose chronic myelogenous leukemia and follow it after treatment.?

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Dr. David Rizzieri
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nccn.org: Awful predicament. CML is one of the success stories with the new therapies, but proper follow up is important to assure optimal long term survival on the new oral agents. There are good patient assistance programs to assist with your medications. Review the web address above and CML page with your doc to plan the needed tests.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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Dr. Muhammad-ali Zaydan
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
agree, there are plenty of support programs to help you, this is one of the easily treatable diseases and most patients live a normal life, many are cured. you may also try to ask your Doctor to refer you to one of the ongoing research studies where treatment and testing is free. depending on what state you live in you may qualify for medicaid program.
Apr 13, 2012
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
www.nccn.com would be a useful website for patient.
Mar 7, 2012

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